Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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

asked by on

My 1997chevy Malibu the tachometer doesn't work

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

A: Hi there: The tachometer on most late 1990...

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What am I doing wrong

I would suggest you have the system pressure tested and the exact leak pinpointed to make sure you do not have a crack in the head or block where it is leaking. Only a pressure test will indicate where the...

Q: Difficulty shifting to higher gears

Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 1972 Chevrolet El Camino. A few different faults could cause the vehicle to have shifting and acceleration problems. The most common would be the transmission linkage, low fluid level, torque converter, or...

Q: Engine surges when stopped in traffic, high RPMs

Hi there. I do not have any information on this problem of the engine accelerating on its own. If the dealer has not duplicated the issue, then leave it for and extended test drive or duplicate it for them with...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.