I also have the same problems, seems to be popular with this model. I bought the car used from a lot in Wheatfield, NY last fall, & have TONS of problems, we have poured SO MUCH money into it, I'm just disgusted. The car was stalling for no reason, the check engine light STILL keeps coming on, replaced the mass air flow sensor THREE times, then my Goodyear tech said we needed to "flash" the computer, it worked for awhile, now that it is cold again (all these things happened same time last year) we are going through the same deal again. I'll never buy another Oldsmobile type vehicle.
The camshaft position sensor is under the coolant recovery pan. You need to disconnect the negative cable than take the two mounting nuts and pull cooling tank to the side and it is right there disconnect and remove the retaining screw. When putting back, do not tighten the retaining screw too much.
I have a 2000 Olds Intrigue that has a "not all the time" problem. When I first start it and start to accelerate, it will not get power. After about a mile of just basically letting it glide and slowly pressing on the gas, and once it gets to about 40 mph it picks up and runs fine. If I try to force the issue with the gas pedal in the beginning, the service engine light will begin to flash. Also the service engine light stays on most of the time. I've had the car checked a couple of times and no one finds anything wrong.
I'm from Ohio, and I just brought a 2000 Olds Intrigue in Feb. Everything seems to be fine. But I had to get my camshaft sensor replaced for 128.00, then my rim had a crack in it. And when I get the oil changed, it seems like the change oil light comes on and I just had it changed.
Other than that, the car runs great. It's great on gas and I couldn't ask for a better car. Then it says low oil when there is oil in it. How many sensors does this car have? Someone let me know. I drive a lot for my job and gotta keep up with the oil changes every 3000 miles.
To shut off your change oil light, turn the ignition on but do not start it. Depress the gas pedal to the floor 3 times within 5 seconds. If they didn't do this when they changed the oil, it will not have reset the computer. It will come on about every 4000 miles or when the oil filter bypass valve opens under normal operating conditions.
When you get your oil changed are they adding enough. I had a problem with this at the quick places. It takes 5 1/2 to 6 quarts and it is standard for them to add only 4 to 5 quarts. That may be your oil problem.
Regarding the oil use, the 2000 and up Intrigues used the 3.5 motor, which is a variation of the Northstar V8 used in Cadillacs for years. The Northstars are known to use oil up and the "baby Northstar" is no different. I go through about a quart between oil changes.
As a side note, I tried synthetic in it and semi-synthetic, and it made no difference to the oil usage. Save your money, buy the conventional oil! :-)
I also have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue having similar problems with no solutions. It will usually click when I try to start it, but sometimes will start okay or sometimes not even make a noise but mostly will click. But it may take 3 - 20 times to get it started. It also will randomly die when driving and everything locks up. This has been going on for about 8 or 9 months and I have not even had the car 2 years yet. I have had it in to be worked on many many times and have recently spent $500 to fix a module and car worked great for about 5 days, but then same issues started. I hate to keep spending money on this issue if it cannot be fixed for good. The last thing I was told from a fix it place was that the key need to be "recoded". I hate to get rid of after putting money and time in to keep trying to fix, but can't take being stuck when it doesn't work.
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue as well. I bought 2 years old with only 19,000 miles. It now has about 155,000 miles on it. Since buying it, I've had to replace the starter (after attempting to start, it would click a few times and then give out), I've had to replace all four automatic window motors, my gas gauge no longer works (I have to use the triptometer to know when to fill up), and now it won't start again.
When I put the key in the ignition, the electronics in the cabin work, but then when I try to start the car everything goes dead and I lose all power. I just replaced the battery, no luck. I didn't know if the next step would be to try and replace the ignition switch or the alternator, or what. Does anyone have any advice?
I have recently purchased a 2000 Intrigue. I am very satisfied with the car. It has great power, is spacious and is very comfortable. The only negative is I had to replace the fuel pump, because the gas need would read full, then empty, then fuel again. Other than that, great car and I'm very happy with it.
I own a 2000 Olds Intrigue, and have problems with the turn signals. I keep changing the bulbs and they blow out again. Some times the bulbs are good, but the signals won't work. Mostly it is on the driver's side. Sometimes on passenger side. Then both will not work.
The light problem is called a pigtail, and is the actual piece you put the bulb in. It disconnects off the wire leading to the bulb.
I own a 2000 Intrigue. I had the same problem with the signal lights. It was the hazard light button that was getting stuck; had it fixed, no more problems. I hope that helps.
I have a 2000 Intrigue, and when I turn the key, it starts but cuts right off. The light and everything come on. If I keep trying to start it, it won't do anything. I can hear it clicking, but it won't start. Do you know what the problem could be?
I have a 2000 Intrigue, it needs a crankshaft position sensor, but after it's put in, I need to do the learn procedure. Does anyone know how to do this?
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, and it won't start. When I get up in the morning, the car starts fine, but when I turn it off, it won't start, all the lights will come on, but it won't turn over. I sometimes have to let my car sit for 2hrs before it will start again. I have been told it could be the crankshaft position sensor or the starter. Please help me.
To 2nd Nov 2010, 15:55.
If it won't turn, that means the starter is bad. A bad crankshaft position sensor won't stop it from turning, but will prevent starting.
To those having a starting problem, I have figured it out. There is a sensor for the anti theft that needs to reset sometimes. It takes 10 minutes. What you need to do is put the car in the ready mode, not turning the key all the way, and let it sit 10 minutes with the electric on but not the engine. After 10 minutes you can start the car as always.
Hope this saves a lot of people's hair!
I have an 01 Intrigue, and it goes through a quart every oil change. I started adding Lucas oil supplement every oil change; now it barely goes down between oil changes.
I too had this problem, and it got so bad that I couldn't go above 20 at times. Try replacing the mass air flow sensor and oxygen sensors. This should solve your issue.
So to turn the service engine light off, you disconnect the positive connector on the battery for 1 minute?
By the way, the level sensor and pickup screen are attached as separate units that connect to the main pump section. I realise that it's two years later, but readers now looking through these trouble shooting notes, may get something from this.
I can forward the PDF of the tank and associated parts, exploded view or tank view, and parts list. This is from the GM dealer site.
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I have the same problem... Any luck on a fix?
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