Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Replaced AC compressor which killed the whining sound it had. Now it's all quiet under the hood when it's running / idling. Replaced front struts. Got 4 new tires. Going to have it balanced tomorrow.
Michael is correct , Belt could be too tight .
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
It sounds like it could be a bad serpentine belt or the serpentine belt tensioner pulley may have worn out. The faster the motor runs, the more the sound should increase. If that sounds like a possibility, check out the link below and look through the choices to see if any descriptions sound familiar.
It\'s not a major disaster at all, but should be looked at as soon as possible. You don\'t want a domino effect.
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
Testimonial: "It sounds and feels (through the floorboard) like a vibration rather than a squeal but I'll reach out to our mechanic and have him look into it."
When you get new tires they are balanced
That won't make noise go away
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
Testimonial: "I'm sorry I meant we're having an alignment done. Of course the tires were balanced when we got them. I miss-spoke. Sorry Teddy."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if its clicking when you turn the wheal, then its a cv joint. If its making a bump bump bump noise as you go down the road and increases with speed and slows with speed then its probably a bering, It sounds like you have hit something and caused your ball joints to damage. take a board 2x4 about 2 foot long. jack up the car in the front, just enough to fit the board under the tires. At each tire lift the board and see if you have any movement in the wheal. The movement you are looking for will be up and down, not side to side. Your steering moves side to side. Your ball joints give you limited up and down rotation movement to allow your car to handle bumps. If its in access of an inch rotation then there is your problem. Depending on the car, I would probably look at salvage yards first then go to the part store and compare prices. Because some junk yards are chaging near new prices for used stuff. Also your struts may be shot also.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
The compressor you refer to is the air suspension compressor. It provides air to adjust the ride height of the vehicle. If you will notice by looking underneath the rear of the vehicle you will notice air adjustable rear shocks, or struts. They have plastic tubing plumbed to the compressor under the hood. There is a ride height sensor for the rear of the vehicle attached from the chasis to the rear differential. Whenever the height of the rear of the car is below the threshold setting of the sensor, the system activates a relay and turns on the compressor to raise the rear of the vehicle above the minimum height specified by the manufacturer. As the vehicle ages the air envelopes of the struts loses structural integrity and seepage, or leakage develops. Some depletion of air is normal, but the compressor power supply is independent of the key position, so the compressor can run, and will run anytime the height falls below the minimum. If the car sets unattended for several days, (or weeks) the compressor can run the battery down while maintaining the minimum height. If the system leaks too much air the compressor can burn-out trying to replenish the system. If you notice the compressor runing for an extended period of time, or running too frequently you should have the system checked for the source of the leakage. (Or you can do it yourself with soapy water and a spray bottle by soaking the air bellows on the shocks or struts, and all the lines and fittings from the shocks to the compressor) If you intend to work underneath a vehicle, service stands are mandatory! DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT UNDER VEHICLE SERVICE WITHOUT PROPER SERVICE STANDS IN PLACE AND STABILITY VERIFIED WITH APPROPRIATE FORCE TO PROVE THE VEHICLE CANNOT BE KNOCKED-OFF THE SERVICE STANDS!
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
There is a compressor relay "fuse" under the hood (in the fuse compartment). It is black and has a "diode" symbol on it. I replaced mine and all was well. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
First try taking both of your battery cables off the battery and then touch the metal part of the cables together for one full minute...this will clear the error codes and return your computer to it's default settings. If all problems persist after doing this, I would suspect that the computer is bad. Let me know how you make out.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
Yes, you need a spring compressor. The sturt and coil spring come off as one. Then you need to compress spring to remove strut. The old one off and the new one on and then un-compress the spring and remount in car.
Sounds simple, but it can take a while.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
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