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1998 olds intrigue keeps running out of radiator fluid and hoses good

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Is fluid leaking onto the ground? Onto the front floor? . If you cannot find an obvious leak, you may want to check you oil when car is cold. Look for traces of white goop, or water in the oil. Smell dipstick and see if it smells like gas . I'm leaning towadrs a head gasket if you cannot find a leak. More details will be needed to say anymore. Have a look for leaks first

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SOURCE: Where can i find the radiator drain plug on my 1998 olds intrigue

it is on the inside of the driver side radiator side tank, u must get under the car to reach it.

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it takes a little special socket, u can buy them at any parts store.

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SOURCE: 1998 Olds Intrigue dashboard indicator blinks

check the coolant

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SOURCE: 1998 olds intrigue, cooling systen, fans do not

Check for a switch in the radiator ,may be near bottom. Unplug,jump terminals in wire harness. Then turn key on,check fan.

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SOURCE: 2000 Olds intrigue overheating

i have a 2000 olds intrigue thats been overheating alot lately the other day my drain plug for my radiator came on the way to work so i lost all my antifreeze on the way, i got to work and wound getting another plug to replace...the one that came out...topped off antifreeze...anyhow i go home and car overheats on the way home...i took it to a radiator shop today and they checked for, leaks, checked the water pump, pressure tested it...and they told me that the only thing they found was a airlock, but however the guy did recommend taking it to a mech and having it checked for a blown headgasket, so i go home today and i noticed my temp gauge going up and down on the way home it would get hot then cool down then get hot again...the car did eventually start to overheated so i pulled over and let the car cool down...i know this is getting frustrating, so do you have any recommendations or solutions as to whats cause the car to overheat.

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Why 1998 olds intrigue is running hot.


1) Is it really running hot, or is the temperature sending unit or gauge incorrect? You could use an alternate temperature sensor to test - infrared temperature gauge.
2) Just because the radiator was cleaned out doesn't mean it isnt blocked. Check to see that water will flow through the radiator.

Jun 30, 2014 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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I have a 98 Olds Intrigue. It is leaking coolant and water from somwhere on the passenger side of the motor. Replaced water pump and radiator is fine. Any ideas?


Depending on what engine you have, the 3.8 has a plastic elbow coming out of the lower intake manifold that goes to the belt tensioner assembly, which has 2 hoses coming out of it for the heater hoses. That elbow likes to crack. The older 3.8 has a nipple there which also likes to crack that runs to the heater core. Either way that's where i'd be checking first.

Oct 20, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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The fluid level light keeps coming on. Doesn't need a water pump, already checked. Replaced a cracked reservoir. Hoses okay. Smell antifreeze after driving. Also, CO2 sensor ok. Churns when...


Hi Karen
The problem here could be that you may have a leak in your coolant reservoir. Especially if you can smell antifreeze (coolant) after driving it could be that some of the hoses may be plugged depending on age and when the radiator is trying to feed the fluid back into the reservoir it cant this can also impact the levels sensor.
Have the hoses checked as well as the coolant reservoir and check for fluids/moisture around the bottom of your radiator. It commonly is collecting around that area when you have a feedback issue.
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Oct 11, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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How much will it cost me to change the thermostate in my 1998 olds intrige?


Thermostat run's about $8.00 - $14.00, seal about $3.00. labor time to remove and install thermostat pre Mitchell Labor Guide is 1.0 hr x what ever the shop rate is pre hr.

Nov 19, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Need to drain coolant from 1998 Olds Intrigue. What is best way? (3800 Engine)


COOLANT CHANGEON THE RADIATOR (LOWER DRIVERS SIDE FACING THE MOTOR) THERE IS A PLASTIC LIKE PLUG THAT YOU TURN COUNTER CLOCKWISE ABOUT 3/4 OF A TURN, THEN YOU CAN PULL IT OUT ABOUT 1/2 AN INCH THIS WILL DRAIN THE RADIATOR, THEN YOU CAN PUSH THE PLUG BACK IN AND TURN IT UNTIL YOU FEEL IT LOCK BACK IN PLACE. REFILL RADIATOR WITH 3 PARTS COOLANT TO 1 PART WATER.
1998-'99 Intrigues equipped with the 3800 engine have a specific process for replacing antifreeze. It is somewhat of a lengthy process and you should refer to your owners manual for doing this. After you empty and flush your system with water (garden hose), only fill the system with green 50/50 antifreeze, NOT Dex-Cool. Avoid Dex-Cool. If you bring your Intrigue to a shop to get serviced, make sure and inform whoever doing repairs and/or leave a note (clearly visible) to NOT use Dex-Cool if they're doing any work pertaining to cooling system.

Nov 08, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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How to change radiator 1998 oldmobile intrigue


Hope this helps you. Here are the basics. There are many problems you may run up against (frozen bolts, stubborn or cracked hoses, rusted clamps, etc)that may need to be fixed or replaced before proceeding: SHut off engine, allow to cool completely. Disconnect the cooling fan, remove negative battery terminal connection. Drain radiator by opening draincock and/or removing lower radiator hose, collecting coolant in a drain pan. Do not let it go onto the ground - bad for environment! Open top radiator hose to allow remainder of coolant to flow out. A few quarts of coolant will remain in the engine block. You will want to totally flush and refill AFTER replacing the radiator to get all the crud out of the system. Unbolt radiator and disconnect any other items still attached (transmission cooler, temp sensor wires, etc.). Remove radiator and replace with new, reattaching all items removed from old radiator. Inspect other items and possibly replace suspects. Reattach hoses and make sure the clamps are tightened without pinching hoses excessively. Do a flush job with water/radiator flush, making sure the water runs clear out the draincock. Instructions for flushing the cooling system are usually printed on the radiator flush bottle. Be sure the heater is on and the engine warms up completely to open the thermostat. SHut off engine and drain as much water as will leave. Fill with 50% coolant mix (Dexcool or equivalent). Estimate water remaining in the engine and add 100% coolant to balance. COmplete fill with 50% mix. Remove air by running engine until warmed with the radiator cap off, adding coolant mix along the way.

Oct 09, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Where is the drain plug on a 2000 olds intrigue radiator


The drain plug is on the drivers side of the radiator at the bottom. It's a plastic drain plug with an O ring, so make sure you lube the O rings before you re-install it so it will not break. I find it easier to just remove the bottom radiator hose on the passenger side the drain the radiator, and with the car being almost 10 years old, you may just want to replace the radiator hoses just to be safe. Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to answer any questions you may have. 

Jul 21, 2009 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Locating and changing a thermostat in olds intrigue 2001


there should be a place on the intake manifold sitting on top of the engine where a radiator hose runs into your engine if you unbolt the two bolts holding it on you will find the thermostat

Jun 16, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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I dont know how to remove the radiator drain plug on a 98 chevy malibu it looks like a rubber plug I dont want to break it help.


That may not be a drain plug. Look for a large rubber hose going into the bottom of the radiator disconnect that hose have a bucket or something available to catch your fluids so you may re-use it. make sure the car has been off for a few hours very hot and dangerous coolant will come out of radiator.

Apr 24, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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cloged radiator or head gasket blown
clogged radiator let cool then run car without radiator cap when warms up the water should be running fast in direction without bubbles
if slow the there is a clog in radiator

the other things of over heating tranny low on fluid
oil fluid low
drive line fluid or grease low
binding brakes
warped fan blades or improper fan clutch or defective
hope this helped its off the top of my head since im not there

Jun 08, 2008 | 1998 Mercury Sable

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