would it shut down if no oil,
If there is no oil the engine will seize up. If the engine seized then you will need a full engine rebuild.
OPPS, no good, looks like you will need a new engine or a new truck
put in some oil and see if it runs , let us know what happens
No oil on the dipstick does not necessarily mean there is no oil. Just means it is between low and out.
Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?
CarGurus has 545 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $2,985.
Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions
Dodge Ram 1500 Experts
Related Models For Sale