March 2, 2009I was in the truck last night taking someone home in the snow when I noticed the alert light for low oil. The next thing I know my truck cuts off and now I can''t get it started. We tried jumping it no luck. Any ideas other than a locked up motor? That would really be bad.
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March 2, 2009I''m pretty sure it would have started making some serious noise if it was anything to do with the oil pressure.
Is it doing anything when you turn the key? It could have locked up but usually you have time after that light comes on to cut it off before it destroys anything.
How long was it on?
March 2, 2009How much oil was in it when it shut down? How much is in it now.
March 2, 2009when I turn the key on it just makes one crank noise then nothing else. I put three quarts in it then check the dip stick and it was way passed the max line.
March 2, 2009Your need to drain it to the right level. To much oil will hurt your engine to. The book say check you wiring to the starting system and battery. Have you truned the key on and tried running the wipers, head light, stuff like that.
March 2, 2009the lights wipers radio work... I could try to change the oil to see if that helps
March 2, 2009Do you think your starter is kicking out? I would still test that battery. With turning once then stopping, it doesn''t sound like it''s locked up. Even if you sucked a valve it would turn over. It''s sounds like it''s elect. *or* at less I would make sure it was elect.
March 2, 2009Well we tried to jump it with a car , charge the battery, and use one of those battery jumpers and it all did the same thing. Just that one crank noise then nothing again til I turn the key again to try to start it.
March 2, 2009This might sound dumb, but it works. Tap the starter with a hammer. then try it again. If the starter stays engaged it does the samething. Give it a shot.
March 2, 2009Tap = three to four times in diferant places.
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