'99 Ford Ranger will not turn over.

Tiny
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About a month ago I bought a 1999 Ford Ranger, 3.0 V6, 4WD, with a little under 120,000 miles on it. Next tuesday it will be a month, and I have put about 900 miles on it myself. Last night I was headed out to my girlfriends house, on comes the check gauge light poped on and I looked around and my oil pressure was not there. So I stopped and turned around, got to the top of a hill and started down a hill and pushed the clutch and the engine cut out. Tried to pop start it a few times, did not do a thing. Got to the bottom of the hill, pulled off to the side, turned the key, nothing. I called my uncle and we towed it to his garage, while I was there we made sure the battery had a charge, then we pulled the started out and it was good. He sent me home ot do some research while he kept tinkering with different things. Would it be a moderately painless fix, or do I need to go engine shopping?
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Saturday, February 24th, 2007 AT 4:37 PM

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Tiny
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Has your uncle checked any of the fault codes yet? If so what were they
next try crankinng he engine by hand with with a socket and 1/2 inch drive ratchet, also was there any noise when the light popped on and is the oil gauge buried on the low side

lmk

jim
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Saturday, February 24th, 2007 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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When I was there he did not check the codes, he might have after I left. He told me he was going to let it drip off some and try and turn it by hand and said to hope. He was going to call if he finds something out, I will ask him about the codes when I hear from him.
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Saturday, February 24th, 2007 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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Please do

thanks
jim
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Saturday, February 24th, 2007 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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Did any other instrument gauges stop working?
Check fuses. There are 2 fuse panels in the car. One is under the dash and there is another one under the hood.

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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
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If the oil psi was gone off the gage you may have lost the oil pump and the motor. Was the oil psi low when you drove the truck? Guy who sold it to you may have known the engine was on its way out. My old truck drove for months with 10 psi before the motor failed. Connecting rods let go when piston seized. Try turning the motor by hand. If you get binding or can't turn it, look for a new motor.
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Saturday, December 18th, 2010 AT 2:38 AM

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