Gear selector not working?

Tiny
TDDSXT
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 13,200 MILES
The Drivers information center is not showing what gear the car is in. Does not matter if in Park or drive the box around the letter is not lite up. All other information on the dashboard is showing.

Then the check engine light came on. The engine when driving seemed to be sluggish and having issues changing gears. Had the check engine light checked at autozone and was told it showed a misfire. Changed spark plugs (which they suggested) and still have same issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 2:36 AM

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Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
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Hello,

It sounds like the gear range sensor is out causing both issues here are diagrams below to show you how to change it out in let me know how it goes. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 2:37 AM
Tiny
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The dealer changed out the transmission range sensor cost me $340.00 ochy
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
KASSIDYWARMBOLD
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Gear selector doesn't register what gear I'm in. Starter wont turn over when you turn the key.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 AT 4:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

It sounds like the range sensor has gone bad. That is a sensor that tells the transmission and control module what gear the vehicle is in. If it has failed, the system doesn't see park or neutral. Therefore, it won't crank.

To confirm this is a problem, you really need to have the computer scanned for diagnostic trouble codes. Here is a quick video showing how it is done:

https://youtu.be/YV3TRZwer8k

I realize most people don't own a scanner, but most parts stores will lend or rent one to you.

Also, under the hood in the power distribution box, there are two fuses you should check. Both are related to the transmission. I attached a picture for you indicating which fuses I am referring to.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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