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    Hey guys i just bought a 98 Trans Am ws6. its a 6speed with 80K miles. I bought it from a dealership in Cincy where i live. it was a well known dealer. im the second owner. so i just wanted to say whats up to everyone and since you all know about these cars i have a question...the car seems to make a high pitched noise. its barely even noticeable. it stops at idle and the faster i go, the faster it seems to go. when i turn the car off it continues for about 4 seconds but seems to slow down and comes to a halt..im thinking some sort of belt or fan? since it seems to slow down and come to halt instead of dead stopping. have any of you guys had this? any info would be appreciated. Thanks
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    power steering maybe.

    what dealer? I bought mine at Prefered Auto in fairfield-welcome to the family!

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    might also be the air pump or fans they would be the only things I can think of that may do that out side of the fuel pump.

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    thanks guys for the help. yeah i know where preferred is, i live like 5 min from it. lol i got mine at the mitsubishi dealership at kings automall.

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    I'd say its the air pump. It takes some getting used to.
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    yeah air pump....what a great invention that was

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    lol. so should i get a new one put in? whats that gona cost?

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    There's nothing wrong with it, that's just how it sounds. I'll eventually be taking mine off. You'll just have to get the ECU reprogrammed.

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    Yeah, open the hood... start the car.. and use the throttle and see where the sound is coming from.. if its the far right.. by the fender.. its the air pump.. removed mine.. and got it tuned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    Yeah, open the hood... start the car.. and use the throttle and see where the sound is coming from.. if its the far right.. by the fender.. its the air pump.. removed mine.. and got it tuned out.
    You have to get a smaller belt when you remove it??? Dumbass question, but I totally can't remember if it's belt driven or not... Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    You have to get a smaller belt when you remove it??? Dumbass question, but I totally can't remember if it's belt driven or not... Thanks.
    Nope.. its a canaster under the driverside fender...

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