Originally Posted by 360ci
Clicking noise indicates a bad/weak battery. I'd get the battery AND alternator tested as you may have damaged the relay on the alternator if you didn't cover it up with plastic before washing the engine. Some newer alternators are better sealed to handle the weather (and washing). A bad alternator would also explain a weak/dead battery.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe AutoZone (USA) will do this free of charge.
Thank you 360ci.
Im kicking myself for not throwing a plastic bag over the alternator.....DUH!!!
I took the battery out of my sons car (he aint driving it till he gets a job anyway!) and the truck started right away. Im probably running directly off the battery at this point......just enough to get me to my buddys shop on my way to work Monday.
Thanks again for your help!
Oh yeah.......48 views and one reply to about the easiest question a guy could ask! I can see guys reading my question, and thinking to themselves....."Nope, dont know that one"......"Nope, dont know that one"......"Nope, dont know that one"....hahahaha! Damn, How many views would it take to get an answer to a little harder question?