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Fast ding after start

Sometimes after the engine starts, there is a fast ding as if the keys were left in the ignition when the driver door is open or if the lights are left on when the driver door is open. No warning lights are illuminated on the dash. It does not do this all the time. The only way to stop the dinging is to turn the key off for a few seconds and restart the engine. The last time this happened (with another vehicle) it was low oil pressure due to clogged journals in the engine (we found this on tear down of the engine after the engine siezed). I change the oil regularly (every 3000-4000 Miles, it has 100,000 miles on it)
I am very concerned abou this as I do not want to pay $6-8000 for antoher engine or rebuild it.

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Sounds like you need a new battery.

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You can take the car to any autozone or any other place to see if there are any codes being thrown(for free). If not there is not too much you can do other then take it to a dealership and pay them to tell you what they think which will probably be some be something like don't worry about it. This should help. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly. If you have any other questions or need further assistance let me know.
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This is most likely the seat belt warning chime doing a self test, if low oil pressure was the issue u would have a continuing ding and a very bright warning indicator on the dash. Don't worry about it.

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