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1999 with electrical gremlins
I am a relative noob with Ford PS,s but have many years with old mercedes and toyota diesels.
unfortunately any diesel with a computer makes me cringe...
I went to start my 7.3 this last weekend and noticed the driver side floor had some water on the mat (heavy rain) and just before i put the key in i noticed the radio was on and the blower motor was switching from on to off and on..there was also a loud clicking under the dash. but it started fine...
2 days later, it was doing same thing but did not have enough juice to start. from what ive read, it could be the vsm or the gem...i dont know where either one is or how to determine which is more likely..or if my truck has both.
my 1999 has the remote start and factory security system.
any ideas for where to look for starters?
I have also began taking apart the driver side plastic grill by wipers looking for where water could be getting in and nothing looks obvious...