Sometimes it starts sometimes it leaves you sit
Hope someone can help me out here. I have a 1997 7.3L. It has been giving me problems starting. This morning I went out to start the truck, but it wouldn't hit. Engine turns over fine, just doesn't want to start. Smoke comes out exhaust. It started doing this off/on for about a month now. Once the truck does start, it runs fine. It will start the entire day just fine, but if you leave it overnight, the next day, it won't start again.
I even killed the solenoid on the thing trying to get it to start. Now it has two problems. I replaced the starter solenoid. Now the new solenoid stays constantly engaged once the key is turned. I had to remove the battery cables to stop the starter.