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  • 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.
  • domstanzi123
    domstanzi123 - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 6/28/2013
    Whats it mean when every time 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.
  • amy
    amy - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Steering & Suspension - 5/16/2013
    My steering wheel locked up. My gage started moving all the way up to hot. My battery light came on all at once. Why?!
    The car is old but I do not drive it too much. It is now undriveable because of the overheating and locked wheel.
    • colin
      10/19/2012 colin
      maybe the fan belt just broke this sounds the most logical
    • bellannloo
      5/16/2013 bellannloo
      This just happened to my car, and after 3 serpentine belts replaced I learned that the harmonic balancer wasn't doing its job which is located under where the serpentine belt goes. This madness leads to the water pump not functioning which over heats the car. Then to top it off the power steering becomes manual steering like a big old truck. So, what I have learned is find the person who knows olds and can pinpoint the problem quickly then replace the harmonic balancer? This is where I am at right now...Good luck
  • moruhl
    moruhl - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 4/23/2013
    Should I also replace the constant volicety drive axels when I replace the wheel hubs?
    160,000 miles on orginal hubs and cv joints. Car will make a clunk suond when moving from a stoped position and the ABS - Traction Control light will come on and disable the ABS.
    • Jimm
      4/23/2013 Jimm
      If the CV halfshafts (axle assemblies) have not been replaced - and they are the source of some of the noise or they have excess play / wear on the bearing surfaces - then go ahead and replace them.
      For the replacement parts, try the many on-line parts sources, such as; or - to list only two. For example, they (RockAuto) list the front hub bearing assembly from around $35.00 each, and the CV drive axles from around $40.00 each for your vehicle.
  • garrisonkenneth6382
    garrisonkenneth6382 - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Steering & Suspension - 4/7/2013
    My car rides like a "log wagon". I have changed the struts and it really did not improve much. What can I do to soften
    • Jimm
      4/7/2013 Jimm
      Where the shocks / struts installed the equivalent to the original (OEM) ride quality? For example, the Monroe # 71831 (rear) and the Monroe # 73305 (front) will give the same ride as original.

      Also, be sure the strut mounts - both front and rear are in good shape. These should have been replaced when the new struts were installed - if the mounts were worn or loose / faulty.
  • cgjerstad
    cgjerstad - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Steering & Suspension - 4/6/2013
    Every time i start the car it reads low tire pressure, all at 34 how do i check wheel sensors, abs on as well.
    ABS, traction control, and low tire pressure on together, would these all point to a wheel sensor, how can I check them with a multi meter?
    • CVO
      4/6/2013 CVO
      Check the spare tire, it may low in pressure and it triggered the tire pressure monitor system ( TPMS ).
  • - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Steering & Suspension - 3/28/2013
    Why does the front end of my car thump and bounce when driving?
    106000 miles on vehicle. When accelerating, the front end thumps (like riding on a square tire) and I can feel it through the floor board. It does not squeal, although it does pull to the right. Started doing it a couple of weeks ago, seems to occur when the car ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/27/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Might have a frozen front strut. Might have a bad tire. Might have a bad front wheel bearing.
    • spanionneo
      3/28/2013 spanionneo
      Replace front struts.
  • keno49
    keno49 - 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora - Steering & Suspension - 3/12/2013
    What is wrong when you turn to the right you feel a shudder only on the front right side
    I have 200,000 miles on it . I put new saway -bar bushing's in and new brakes. The shuddering only happens when I turn right ?? It dos'nt do it when i turn left or just driveing straight, only shudders when you turn right. ( is this a cv-joint problem????? )
  • curiosity25
    curiosity25 - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Steering & Suspension - 12/27/2012
    Knocking while driving
    Knocking while driving stops knocking when I turn left or right. Does not knock while parked. Can't figure this out? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
    • Jimm
      12/27/2012 Jimm
      Need more information - where does the sound originate from? Left or right sides? Front or rear? Does the sound change with engine or vehicle speed? Try the 'Diagnose' feature on the AutoMD website to help describe the issue you are having for further assistance.
      12/27/2012 curiosity25
      The knocking is in the front on the left or right can't tell custom it only makes the knocking while driving. I've been driving for a week and keeps getting louder. I'm really worried about it but can't afford to take it in. If I knew what it was I could buy the parts and have my dad install them. You told me to go to diagnose' area and it just asks for car make again.
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