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  • N. Lunsford
    N. Lunsford - 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Steering & Suspension - 10/23/2014
    Car sometimes clicks repeatedly when trying to start ; other times it turns off while driving.
    Causing loss of power steering, power brakes, everything. Sometimes putting it in neutral to start it works, sometimes flipping the key over or trying the other key works. it has approx. 218,400 miles on it and the neutral safety switch has been replaced and the key ...
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  • bobp
    bobp - 1990 Oldsmobile 98 - Steering & Suspension - 10/19/2014
    Where is power steering pressure switch 1990 Oldsmobile 98 regency brouhm
    Leak coming from power steering pressure switch
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  • randi91
    randi91 - 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Steering & Suspension - 10/16/2014
    Car swaying over bumps and steering feels loose?
    My car has 55,000 miles on it. I replaced the sway bar last year. Now when I drive my steering feels loose, If i hit any type of bump or uneveness in the road I sway very bad. Almost feels like i may lose control. My steering tends to make a noise or is tough to ...
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  • randi91
    randi91 - 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Steering & Suspension - 10/16/2014
    My car is Pulling to the right side, sways very bad....
    I have a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue 55,000 miles. I replaced the sway bar last year. My car is now pulling to the right, Sways and jerks very bad when driving over any type of uneveness in the road,I feel like my steering is kind of loose? My brakes are now horrible ...
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  • bobbid
    bobbid - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 9/24/2014
    How do I know if the power steering pump is bad? Can I still drive it if it is bad?
    Car was had to turn, checked power steering pump fluid & it was empty, added fluid & waited a few minutes. Still hard to turn when tried drive it.
    • jdl
      9/24/2014 jdl
      Hope you didn't damage the rack&pinion? Did you change out the old power steering fluid? Usually you can remove serpentine belt, remove return line from power steering pump. Aim the line into proper container, Turn power steering pulley by hand, It should pump fluid out the return line, Keep adding fluid to reservoir as it runs down. When the fluid coming out return line turns clean, your done.

      I don't think it is safe to drive without power steering, You would have to strong arm the steering wheel in sharp turns. I'm not saying you can't do it,but, I can't be responsible for your safety. Safety is your responsibility.
    • Jimm
      9/24/2014 Jimm
      Check the various on-line vendors;,,, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the power steering pump from around $25.00 for your vehicle.
  • bobbid
    bobbid - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 9/24/2014
    How do i know if the power steering pump is bad? can drive it home if the power steering pump is bad?
    checked the power steering fluid & it was empty. Added fluid, waited a few minutes & it was still hard to turn.
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  • terry
    terry - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 9/20/2014
    Why does my steering feels like it locks up sometimes only on left hand curves ?
    it doesn't happen all the time and not at stop signs or lights just when your going down the highway and you go into a left hand curve it feels like the steering wheel is really hard to turn but as your applying pressure it will all the sudden go back to normal but ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Steering & Suspension - 8/1/2014
    At about 50 mph i get a shake in the front end, when i speed up to 60 mph it comes out of it. Is it it bad ball joints?
    Car has 141,000 miles on it. Started shaking a little at 136,000 and is slowly getting worse. Thanks
    • jdl
      8/1/2014 jdl
      I've seen faulty shocks cause this. The most recent was a rear shock on a different GM vehicle. Also, you might try rotating the tires, see if it helps?
  • SlowBurn369
    SlowBurn369 - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Steering & Suspension - 4/24/2014
    Why does my 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue make a loud, low, rumbling sound when stopped while in Drive???
    The car does not make this sound as soon as i let off the break or while it's in other gears, such as Park, Reverse, or Neutral...(not sure about 1st or 2nd gear) I know that the cars exhaust is in need of a couple repairs, but this noise only seems to happen when ...
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  • bulldogg
    bulldogg - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 4/14/2014
    I have a loud almost roaring noise coming from my front end so I replaced both hub bearings thinking that was the
    Problem because my ABS light is on but the sound is still there! Looking for some insight on what else could be causing the noise at the front end? Thanks!
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/14/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Maybe its the rear?
    • slow rider
      4/14/2014 slow rider
      I somewhat had the same issue I also changed the bearings it just ended up being bad brake job and clippers
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Steering & Suspension - 3/25/2014
    When turning the wheel, there is no resistance when making a left turn. What could be the problem?
    Going on turns on bumpy roads makes the car jerk really easily to the left when turning on a curve. Feels kinda unsafe driving especially if i have to drive on the highway
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  • pettical
    pettical - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Steering & Suspension - 9/20/2013
    Why when I turn the corners does my power steering go out
    I replace the steering pump and now when ever i turn a corner it quits working only to come back when I finish the turn
    • Mayor
      9/20/2013 Mayor
      I would check the adjustment of the belt on the power steering pump. Could be loose and when force is needed it might slip if not tight enough.
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/20/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If this is only happening in one direction (you didn't say) then you have a bad rack and pinion. If it happens in both left and right turns then there may be a problem with the EVO (electronic variable orifice) which is a valve that is regulated by the ECM to reduce power steering oil flow to give an increased road feel at higher speeds.
  • diaztammy
    diaztammy - 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Steering & Suspension - 7/26/2013
    What type steering wheel puller do i need
    Lost the keys need to change igition switch
  • carneyb2
    • Jimm
      6/29/2013 Jimm
      The cost to repair depends on the parts and labor needed. First step - raise the hood and inspect the power steering hoses - both pressure and return, as well as the power steering pump - for leaks.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, or for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the power steering pressure hose from around $25.70 and the return hose from around $10.30 for your vehicle. Remember always replace the steering hoses in pairs due to mileage / age / wear considerations.
      6/29/2013 carneyb2
      Thanks much!
    • John's Auto Repair
      6/30/2013 John's Auto Repair
      you probably blew a high pressure line for the power steering system
  • domstanzi123
    domstanzi123 - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 6/28/2013
    When I stop and go I hear and feel a clunk
    • Jimm
      6/28/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; upper strut or shock mounts worn, faulty / worn sway arm bushings, front or rear stabilizer end link bushings worn. Use the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website to inspect for suspension noises and issues.
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, or for the replacement parts.