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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Question: Car dings (rings?) 3 times when I put it into & take it out park What's going on

 

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Susan Molin, Sequim, WA, August 17, 2014, 18:31
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It most recently did this when my radiator fluid was low. That problem was corrected and all was well for a couple of weeks. Now it's started the dinging again, but there is no indicator light on. I see there is a place to id engine type. I don't know what type it is.

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    csubak30 August 18, 2014, 05:11
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    It is either a 4-cylinder 2.4liter or a 6-cylinder 3.1liter. Count how many spark plugs it has and you will now know.

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    Susan Molin, August 19, 2014, 09:23
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    Thank you very much for this input on figuring out the engine size of my car. I think I figured out the dinging deal, but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet. I found one of my back doors was not fully closed. A friend had used it twice. Usually if a door is in that position a light shows on my dash, but it didn't. So I couldn't tell what was going on. Thus, I think I need a fuse replaced. Does that sound right? I'll check it out later today when I have a chance. Thanks again. Susan

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    csubak30, August 19, 2014, 14:05
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    Fuse sounds about right.....if not the door closed sensor itself.

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    Susan Molin, August 19, 2014, 16:15
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    Thanks so much. I made a reservation at my Chevy dealer before I figured this all out. I just called with my great discovery. And, like you, they said....not quite so fast. So it could be something else. At least I've partially diagnosed the situation. Best, Susan

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