12th Jul 2006, 13:13
I have an Intrigue 2002, and the air pump was replaced 5 times. I only paid for one, the rest were under warranty.
The steering has a problem also. And there is no fix for that as of 2006. They only pack it with grease.
15th Oct 2006, 16:54
I have a 2001 Intrigue and have replaced the air pump twice under warranty. Considering doing it a 3rd time myself now that the warranty has expired, although I may just disable it per the previous comments.
4th Nov 2006, 19:17
Where can a new Air Pump for a 2002 Oldsmobile 3.5 be purchased. I see all these parts suppliers lists including one selling GM parts, but nothing on an air pump. Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks Glen
30th Nov 2008, 08:54
I have a 2002 Intrigue. The air pump (pumps air into catalytic converter at start-up) has been replaced at 47,000 and at 120,000. The second time I did it myself. It is not very easy but cheaper than the dealer. After I installed the new one, which I purchased from GM Parts Direct, I took the old pump apart. Here is what I think after that experience: The old pump was not worn out or broken; it was just water logged. I drained a lot of water out of the pump portion. The electric motor was okay. The next time my pump quits, I am going to take it out, blow the water out though the intake/output hoses and reinstall. I am convinced it is worth a try. I cannot afford the $350 the dealer would charge.
7th Nov 2009, 20:21
I purchased a new 2002 Intrigue GX in Jun 02.
Only problems to date are fan resistor (fun speeds 2/3), and lots of bottom door rust after less than 50,000 miles. Overall - recommend, especially for hi torque numbers at mid/higher RPMs. Lots of standard features.
4th Jan 2011, 08:42
My 76 year old mother has an 02 Intrigue GLS she bought new. The seq number ends with 00004, which is maybe the fourth one off the line that year?
It's a nice car, garaged, every option. Every time she takes it in for service, the tech, by demography sees an elderly lady to take advantage of. $700 for wheel bearings? Spare me. $400 for wiper motor? Spare me. Here's some advice for elderly, take someone with you, as the techs out there think you're easy targets. Drivers of Buicks, Olds, Cadillacs are likely to be senior citizens, and these guys see you coming from a mile away. Seriously. Take someone with you. If the price seems too high, back off.