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99 7.3 will not turn over
I have visited the site numerous times in the past. Lots of great info. This is my first and hope someone can give me some valuable info. First off I'm not very familiar with regards to diagnosing/repairing mechanical and/or electrical issues, so be patient with me. I know enough to get me in trouble.
I have a 99 7.3 6speed with 180k. cam positioning sensor has been replaced. The plastic clutch safety switch located on the push rod busted a couple of months ago, but i rigged it with some tape and basically it hasn't given me to many problems. Occasionally the truck won't turn over so i reach under the dash and reposition the switch and all is good.
Yesterday I climbed under the hood to replace the fuel filter. After replacement I attempted to start truck and just got a clicking sound. Engine would not turn over. I decided the clutch safety switch had finally given up so I purchased a new one and installed it. This didn't help anything. Thinking the switch may be defective I removed it from the from the clutch push rod and manually slid the contacts forward while my son tried to start the truck. Still nothing. I did notice that when the key is turned to the starting position, when I slide the clutch safety switch forward it causes the clicking sound which makes me think the switch is working as it should and that there is another issue. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated