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2001 7.3L Won't Crank, under dash relay clicks

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Hey guys, I am new to the boards although I have been reading for a while.

I have a 2001 F-250 7.3 193k miles, original owner.

There are a few issues so let me start at the beginning. Last week my key fob/remotes stopped working.
A couple days later I noticed my OD light flashing while I was driving home on a rainy day. The following morning I noticed my driver side floor board was wet along with the connections at fuse panel. The truck would not start and inst cluster and panels were going crazy. Disconnected Batteries and I removed the fuse panel, dried out connectors and replaced.

The crazy clicking and door chime stuff has gone away and everything seems normal until I go to turn the key....faint click from the relay under the dash is all I quick rundown
1: Remotes stop working
2: Fuse Panel wet (Dried and back together)
3: Now won't crank

any help would be appreciated.

Brand new batteries last month
New Alternator
Battery cables seem tight and no corrosion
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Check on top of your drivers side wheel. The battery cable runs under the air filter, over the wheel well, and into the fire wall. The cable is in two parts and is connected with a bolt type connector under a plastic cover. Look to see if that connection is corroded. It is in a spot that can get wet. If it is you can replace the cable ends, and just use a short bolt to make the connection. Just tape it up real good, or you can go to Ford and buy a new connector. I had the same problem.
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