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chevrolet 1500 pick up: I have a 96 chevy pickup 1500 3/4 ton.

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I have a 96 chevy pickup 1500 3/4 ton. Sometimes when you start the engine, thegear shift indicator light does not come on. When that happens the tachometer and speedomter does not work and transmission does not shift correctly. What componet is malfunctioning?
Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. Is the engine light on? any trouble codes?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes its been on for a good while.

do you have access to a code reader

? it can be a few things..this may help narrow it down

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No I have no access to a code reader. What can you tell might be occuring?

likely a pndl switch on the drivers side of the transmission is the most probable cause... I would suggest going to a parts store with the truck and have the codes pulled... Most parts stores will read the codes for free
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what is the full name of the pndl switch?

transmission range sensor or pndl switch
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any luck? did you get the codes?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

its going in the shop to have the codes checked. Thanks.