HELP!! Oil was low check guages light came on and now won't start. Oil was added (3 litres), it turns over, there is spark but it won't start. It shut off while it was running. Anyone know what the problem might be?

Lori Buchan
0

Asked by Oct 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

Lori, Lori.... lecture coming: learn how to use a dipstick, for your and your truck's sake. No offense, please? If it was that low, it might have a device that shut if off tp prevent it from destroying the engine. However I do NOT know that for a fact because its a 1998, some vehicles have that, some not. 14 years ago, and it that is less than half of what should be in there. It's not seized if it turns over, that's a good sign. Hopefully somebody else in the forum here will see this that knows if it has an oil-pressure kill switch (when that low you lose oil pressure because there is not enough in the pan for the pump to pick up) and maybe it can be re-set.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

Dodge Ram 2500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 1,800
#2 Ram2500Diesel
Ram2500Diesel
Reputation 440
#3 AJBurns
AJBurns
Reputation 400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 3500"
94 Great Deals out of 2,414 listings starting at $3,800
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty"
409 Great Deals out of 44,433 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
532 Great Deals out of 13,206 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford F-150"
2,551 Great Deals out of 200,212 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford F-250"
579 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty"
452 Great Deals out of 29,999 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,892 Great Deals out of 122,922 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500"
5 Great Deals out of 290 listings starting at $4,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
771 Great Deals out of 47,622 listings starting at $1,944
Used GMC Sierra 2500"
3 Great Deals out of 201 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 352 listings starting at $8,900
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 339 listings starting at $9,500
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 651 listings starting at $8,450
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 759 listings starting at $3,900
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $5,500