7.3 wont crank, + other issues
i have a 2001 7.3 that has had issues lately with cutting out while driving, more and more frequently. I'm assuming this is the cps, as many people have told me, just havent gotten around to replacing. it sort of acts like the fuel filter as well, i had another that acted the same way, and that was the problem. just had it in for service and it (the filter) was supposed to be replaced, but who knows, looks pretty dirty.
anyway, i intended to replace both today and head out of town, but, now the engine wont even crank. full battery power, ran fine yesterday. all electical stuff works, just wont crank. i hear a clicking under the dash ( i assume in the fuse panel) that i have never noticed before, but that may just be because normally the engine cranking would mask the sound.
is there a starter relay or something in there that may have gone bad? or maybe the starter itself?
any ideas? fortunately i have other means to get out of town, but this is a work truck so i need to get it going ASAP
thanks in advance. Mike