Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
You have 3 choices.
1) Bad battery
2)Starter motor solenoid is inoperative or starter motor itself is inoperative
3) your engine is locked up
How old is your battery and are the connections to the starter motor good?
Do you hear a clicking noise when you try to start the engine?
Do you have a clunk noise when you try to start it?
If dirty connections then clean the terminals andtry to start engine.
Clicking noise means starter solenoid is picking up but starter motor is disunctional and needs replacement.
If the noise is a clunk then your engine is locked up for whatever reason.
Last but not least if you hear the starter motor runningand a metalic grinding then the star is bad on the starter motor which means replacement of same.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
SOURCE: crank position sensor location
you will need to remove the starter to gain acess to the ckp sensor. once you remove the starter look on the engine block and you will see the sensor. The only problem with doing this repair yourself is that you will not be able to preform the crankshaft position variation learn procedure with out a factory scan tool. The vehicle may crank an run, but the timing advance curves will be wrong so the vehicle will probably cut off every time you remove your foot from the gas pedal. Hope this info helps!
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
I've seen a lot of problems like this that is caused by the crankshaft posistion sensor which is located behind the starter. I would check that.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Of course, if your timing gears or chain fail, the engine will suffer significant damage, with valves hitting pistons and bending. Broken rocker arms and even lifters jammed into the head can be a very expensive repair.
Timing chains on these engines probably should be replaced around the 200K miles mark - when a mechanic replaces the valve cover gaskets he should take a light and inspect the chain guides. If they have significant wear they should be replaced.
Excessive chain noise and plastic bits in the engine oil are also signs of an impending chain failure, but you won't have much warning.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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