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Starting Issue On occasion, my 2000 3.5L Intrigue will not start. I can hear a "whirring" noise under the hood, the lights come on, all electrical systems seem okay, I just put in a new battery. Sometimes I'll disconnect and reconnect the battery and there will be a "click" sound. The car then starts. However, We just spent three hours one night, 70 miles from home, and nothing worked. Five hours later, it started right up. The Service Engine Light is now on, too! We also have occasional turn-signal problems and the lower blower settings don't work.

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  • jepp1988 Jul 12, 2008

    I am looking into buying a 2000 Olds Intrigue and the owner said that it sometimes died. He said that he had no problems with the car before and now it has a temper. He said that his wife got stranded in it and had to walk 4 miles with two little kids, and after that she told him that the car had to go. It also had the starting issue. Sometimes it would start and sometimes not and like the other description it would start once and not start 2 hours later. He said that sometimes it would start if the battery was jumped, and that's what he had to do when I went to test drive it. I really like everything else about the car but these forums are starting to scare me. I don't want to have a car that breaks all the time.

  • NYdad Aug 21, 2008

    I too have a starting probel with the car. It usually starts fine, but at times I turn the key and "nothing". I usually get it going after putting it in neutral and pushing it, but it doesn't always work the first time.

  • dannyvt_boy Dec 21, 2008

    same problem, I just leave my key turned on and waite till the security light stops flashing, then I turn the key back and then foward again and starts fine, sometimes can take up to 15 mins, not reliable if your going to work.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    the lights started flickering occasionally but I'm also hearing a whirring sound while the car is running



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Check the condition of the negative battery cable and end. If you see corrosion, replace it.

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