Q: My tachometer doesn't work on my 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

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My 1997chevy Malibu the tachometer doesn't work

My car has 96567 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

The tachometer on most late 1990s Chevorlets is attached to the ECU or used in conjunction with the crankshaft sensor. In most cases, the reason it fails is due to a fuse that has broken or other electrical component failure. In order to diagnose this, a professional mechanic will typically download any error codes stored in the ECU to pinpoint the source of the malfunction. If you need assistance with this task, feel free to contact one of our professional mechanics can diagnose why the tachometer is malfunctioning and recommend corrective action.

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