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My 2000 trans am ws6 is making a wining sound when its running an when I give it gas what could it be

Hi there:

well it can be a lot of things does the noise go away when it's in gear? or is it there all the time? first thing I would do it take the serpantine (drive belt) off the front of the engine and see if the noise goes away. Actually that car has 2 belts 1 for the a/c take that one off first it's the smaller belt and goes on fist. start the car up and see if the noise if gone if it is it's either the a/c compressor or the belt tensioner for the belt. you can spin those parts by hand (with the engine off of course) and see if you feeel either of them have a crunchy feel or noise heard. if the noise is still there then do the same thing with the big belt. if the noise is gone it's one of those items driven by the belt. There are far to mank components that spin on this to say yes that is the issue. it's a process of elimination. Good luck :-)

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Todd Puccio


General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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