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1998 Ford F-150 Question: My truck died while driving on interstate. I later found motor oil was empty.

 

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omar423, 4.6L V8, Johnson City, TN, February 02, 2014, 04:53
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I was driving down interstate doing about 65 and I went to pass a car and when I did that I felt the engine shut off. I wasn't sure so I pulled over. I assumed it was the alternator and checked it and came back fine. After further inspecting I realized that the engine oil was not even showing on the oil stick. I try and start it and it just clicks like if it where the starter but its not the starter. If anybody could help me figure it out id appreciate it.

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    asksteevies February 02, 2014, 05:36
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    OUCH,that's not good ,did u get it towed ,you seized the engine ,get your plastic gloves on and get crackin,' start pull in' motor...

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    omar423, February 02, 2014, 05:49
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    Yes I had it towed. Another thing I forgot is the oil pressure gauge had been acting funny for a few days. So no repair is possible?

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, February 02, 2014, 06:44
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    While the information you have given sounds pretty grave, I'd start by manually attempting to turn the engine over with a breaker bar. If I can turn it over by hand, then the starter should be able to crank it and I'd be testing to find out why it isn't. Battery cable problems, at the engine (starter) are common.

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    asksteevies, February 02, 2014, 06:55
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    I was going to comment back ,I would take belt off ,could be seized pulley ,or yeah breaker bar on crank or where ever and manually ,turn it over
    I read it wrong ,I thought it gave out on highway ,I didn't realized he pulled over...
    I just got the same truck barter leave pickup for truck from a buddy landscaper,he said when oil pressure needle bounces around , u need a qt
    Of oil ,/I thought that was funny how people get to know their vehicles...

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