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Why would my truck just quit after running on the highway?

(1999 Ford Ranger)
in Stevens Point, WI on January 26, 2011
truck started left for work,quarter mile check gage light came on, in the past turned on and off and re start stays off,tried on/off- started and not long on highway just quit running,just a little shake, lights went dim got off highway wouldn`t re-start. Have gas gage says quarter, changed battery,alternater& starter seem ok ,just wont try to roll over,just click.. possibly a solenoid? and if so is it located on the starter? If started why would it Just quit? Thanks ! any thing else to check before I take it too a garage? stranded in my driveway
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on January 26, 2011
Typically, a check gauge light indicates to the driver that a gauge is reading high or low. Did the oil pressure or temp gauge travel into a red zone? Check the oil level and condition. I have seen engine lock up due to low/ dirty oil levels causing just a click noise when attemping to crank. I hope that is not the case. A starter solenoid would not make it stall.
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