20th Jan 2007, 17:21

I have a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. I had the same problem with the turn signals. I read in another Forum were if you ground the turn signal wire directly to the car it would stop burning out the bulbs. It worked like a champ. I haven't had to replace a bulb since.

Now I have the overheating problem and have blown antifreeze all over creation. I'm replacing the water pump and am hoping all of the other posts are incorrect about cracked manifolds being a problem.

24th Jan 2007, 17:48

I have a 2000 Olds Intrigue and have had lights flicker, it started when it got cold now I have a problem with my car wanting to overheat. I have put a thermostat in it and when I have my heat on the 2nd notch it will go up to 3/4 or higher, but when I turn it down then it goes back to the 1/2 mark, but I have heat and the fan works good so I was wondering if any one had any solutions on why that does that and what to do to fix it.

11th Feb 2007, 14:54

I just purchased this car 1 month ago. I am already having temperature problems. The gauge varies dramatically. It goes very hot to mid-range quickly. Stopping at red light should make temperature go up, but, actually makes temp go down. Also, am having knocks that I can hear and also feel in the gas pedal. I love the ride and look of this car. What a shame.

12th Feb 2007, 12:16

I have a 2000 3.5L and have the overheating issue. Its at a specialty shop right now and they think its the thermostat sticking, which is really what it seems like, but I just replaced it so unless I got a bad (new) one I really do not think that's it.

I think I will be getting rid of this vehicle before I can't.

Email me if you know the reason for the overheating.


12th Feb 2007, 14:09

I just learned from 2 different people without hesitation that is is a blown head gasket. After research on internet and with auto parts stores that gasket WILL affect temperature. I have not tried this fix yet, but, find it could be pricey.. please check around and give feedback..

12th Feb 2007, 18:13

You may need to look if a hose/rad is plugged. This system has no rad cap like VW, they only have access on surge tank, and they have the exact same problems. I own 4 VW diesels and too have had such problems. Both had plugged rads. Water flow was cut down so much that it was unable to cool properly. Easy way to check is the tank feeding from the Eng will be very hot, I know duh, now be very careful, but now check the opposit tank, if it is more or less stone cold then bingo bang go. you have a plugged rad. Very unusual to find the pump weak. Blown head gasket normally give you the opposit problem. You can't build heat. Now also before taking a head off I would do this first. If the rad looks good. Empty system and take ALL hoses off and see how water flows through. For the heater core, now you should not have a big over heating problem with it plugged, but any way, use a water hose and run water though it. For newbies don't take the dang thing out! Lot's of work. just with hoses off put water hose at pipe coming out of fire wall and flow should only be just a tick slower coming back out. Oh also the hose coming off surge tank, that is the important one. Look carefully at that one if plugged up will show a full surge tank but a very low rad.I hope that helps you all.

20th Feb 2007, 14:25

Car shows no signs of blown head gasket. This was confirmed by specialty shop and dealer. Dealer could not get it to overheat. Since then, it has not overheated. Very strange. Only thing I can relate it not overheating anymore to is that it has warmed up outside recently, and I ran it on the way to the dealer that morning with the radiator reservoir cap loose. Some fluid come out, but it was not able to build pressure. Maybe there was still an air pocket in the system and it blew it out of the system. I don't know.


20th Feb 2007, 21:48

This doesn't make any sense. If It get warmer out you should over heat FASTER. With cap loose and fluid coming out could very well mean the system is getting pressurized and that more often then not means a head and or head gasket. But this talk of a head or head gasket is also out of wack cuz you DO NOT OVERHEAT with a blown head gasket. You then can't build heat.

8th Mar 2007, 03:00

It seems a lot of you are having problems with heating and cooling of your cars, are any of you having water leaks into the front floorboards of your cars? Or for that matter, does your windshield fog up consistently? You may wish to have your heater core checked as this can cause many of the symptoms you are experiencing.

30th Mar 2007, 20:51

I bought a 01 intrigue March 3rd 2007 with 74,000 miles on it and already had a left end tie rod replaced, my front left bearing replaced/fixed, right passenger window regulator. Now almost every time I make a right turn there is a loud knocking noise. This car is costing me a lot of money. I hope once I find out what this knocking noise and get it fixed this will be it for the big ticket items.

31st Mar 2007, 12:28

I would be having a chat with the lad that did the safety on that car. To pass a safety, then have a tie rod then hub go so soon. You would think that would have been caught on the test drive! As it wasn't, it should have been caught on the safety. As for the window. That I guess was working when you bought the car and hey.

6th Apr 2007, 15:32


I just bought a 1998 Intrigue on April 2 and it broke down on me 24 hours later, lol! Why didn't I find this forum earlier? The car was 1,200 otd and is clean with high mileage. It drove well and the engine was extra clean with no noises or visible leaks. I got that thing home the next day and I noticed antifreeze on the engine in-front of the radiator cap while trying to replace the turn signals. I pulled out and immediately noticed the temp. gauge go up. I then pulled into a local head chopping service center and they said it was my head gasket because they thought the dealer loosened the rad. cap on purpose and the 3.8 eng. is leaking fluid behind the eng. and alt. I had it towed back the next day and the dealer told me the service center just didn't want to work on it. The dealer called me the next day and said he tested the head gasket and it was okay, and he thinks a new rad. cap will do the trick with some intake manifold stop leak because it will cost me $500 to fix it right. I got a second call today and he said it is fine. It's probably going to blow up after I bring it home! Can anyone tell me what is going on???