Crawl under the truck and see if the wire is broken going to the soliniod on the starter. I just had to fix mine as it was bent in a 90 degree angle and broke clear off. If this is it put a new end on it, then silicone rubber the wire so it will not bend to a 90 again.
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The alternator would not come into play unless the battery was dead. Could be corrosion inside one of the battery cables, or a blow maxi fuse for the fuse box. Or a bad ground connection. You would need to take a meter or test light and check for power at the starter post, and the major fuses.
About the only thing you didn't mention was the starter itself. You could have it tested. But before that, try to see if you have power on the small wire to starter solenoid on the starter, when key is held in cranking position. Pull the small wire off and check for power with a multimeter or a testlight while someone holds the key in crank. This is the signal wire from ignition switch that closes the elec. contacts inside solenoid so the starter gets full power from the battery to spin. (This wire also is in the circuit with the clutch switch and the starter relay.) If you have power on this wire in crank, it is very likely the starter is bad. If there is no power, check that circuit out. It is losing power somewhere from switch to starter solenoid. Good luck.
Make sure the terminals on the battery post are clean. Use water and a little baking soda to neutralize acid. Disconnect battery first! Check for corrosion at the starter itself. If starter clicks when you try to start it then this is my guess. However, a dying battery can run everything fine but a starter needs alot of energy. Could be also a broken wire, poor ground, or starter solenoid. Good Luck!
You have a solenoid on your starter. The solenoid is what you most likely hear clicking. The battery seems to be fine from your info. The starter can be repaired with a new solenoid. It really depends on who you go to and what the charge is to repair. The battery sends power to the solenoid, the solenoid kicks power to the starter to turn the starter for your engine to start. Good Luck
Even though the lights work, the battery may still be just short on power to turn the motor over thus the clicking. Try charging the battery or jumping, if you still get a clicking it would be the starter solenoid. Considering the year you may just want to replace the whole starter.
Providing the new battery is charged up, and your cables are tight on the battery end and at the starter and the ground wire is good and well grounded... there should be a fusible link in your positive cable. It has probably blown. It's a thick spot on your cable. Use a test light to see if there is power at both ends of the cable. At the battery post, and the starter.
Check the Starter Solenoid mounted near the battery.Check it out in the dark...have someone try to start it and see if it sparks at the solenoid.connections may be loose.Also check/wiggle wiring harness to starter.
Check the small wire on the starter to see if you are getting 12v there with the key turned. If you are, then it is possible that the starter (&or solenoid) that checked out good last year is not good now. If no power at small wire, then check neutral safety switch.