Tip & How-To about 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

Replacing alternator in 2000 oldsmobile intrigue

The book tells you to take apart the suspension but who wants to do that so I will give you what I think is an easier version and Quick version.

  1. Remove both cross braces (strut tower to the upper radiator core support).
  2. Remove air cleaner box and tube.
  3. Remove the upper engine torque mount bracket and remove it from the radiator core support.
  4. Remove the battery and the battery tray.
  5. Remove the radiator and condenser fan assembly.
  6. Remove the battery wires and clips from the alternator.
  7. Drain the overflow bottle.
  8. Remove the overflow bottle nuts and set it aside / to the back a bit.
  9. Remove the nut holding the fuse junction block and set it to the back a bit.
  10. Use a wire if you need to tie back the overflow and the fuse block out of the way of the belt.
  11. Use a ½ inch drive ratchet on the belt tenchoner and remove the serpentine belt.
  12. Alternator has 3 bolts 2 on the side of it or the front of the motor and one on the front of it / side of the motor.
  13. Remove the idler pulley next to the alternator this is bolt one.
  14. Loosen both side bolts don't remove yet.
  15. Messy part.
  16. Remove the water neck / thermostat housing and lower radiator hose.
  17. Alternator will not come out without taking this off.
  18. Pull it back out of the way.
  19. Finnish taking the front bolts out.
  20. You can now slide the alternator out to the side and up the battery area.
  21. It is tight but will come out.
  22. You should not have to replace the gasket on your thermostat housing.
  23. However be careful putting it back on do it evenly.
  24. 80 inch lbs (6.67ft lbs) to hold it on. It's not that much just good and snug.
If you got that far you should be able to put it all back right

Posted by on

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How easy is it to replace coils? Quoted $240 plus labor


You mean coil springs assume.really depends on suspension strut type contain damper and spring in one unit which while not hard to remove the strut needs to be compressed once off vehicle then taken apart then reassembled.wishbone suspension is less involved but still care needs to be taken.rear springs can be far easier as when jacked up they pretty much fall out.it may be cheaper to by some uprated springs and supply to garage.springs are not normaly expensive. $240 seems bit steep but for original spec from manufacturer can be more costly

Apr 19, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Air suspension in rear of car doesn't work. How can I replace the air suspension with springs?


there are numerous listings on ebay for spring kits for Lincoln cars with air suspensions, or just google 'convert air suspension to coils Lincoln' for sources.

Apr 01, 2011 | 1991 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

I am trying to find out what determines whether a vw eos car is rated as a "Sport" it is difficult to ascertainas there is no mention of it in the manuals although it was sold as a sport version?


in the inside front of the service book(also on the trunk floor,under the carpet) there is a sticker which gives all the codes for the "toys" on your car.it is in blocks of letters(in blocks of 3) and you will need a dealers factory order book to decipher them also on the top of the sticker it will say,in german,the model it is based on
otherwise you could measure from the floor to the base of the wheelarch,above the wheel to see if the suspension is lower than a standard car.
the main feature of the sport version is the front seats have stiff wings on the sides of the seat squab/backrest and wheels are different from the standard car.

Jul 31, 2010 | Volkswagen Eos Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I want to buy an Audi A6 and have two options: i- 2001 Audi A6 with 92,000 miles on it or ii- 1999 Audi A6 with 66,000 miles on it.. Which one would you recommend?


With the year difference only being two years apart I would go with the lower mileage vehicle.But remember that just because it's lower mileage doesn't mean it's in better shape mechanically.A quick trip to your trusted auto mechanic and a small charge of $25 per car can get you a prepurchase inspection, which will tell you any problems the vehicle might have, aka oil/fluid leaks, etc.I hope I could help.....get back to me with any questions

Dec 21, 2009 | 1999 Audi A6

Not finding what you are looking for?

7,157 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...