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2003 Ford E-250 Question: van will not turn over

 

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Visitor, 4.6L V8, Grand Island, NY, October 06, 2010, 14:57

The van was in a minor accident. Hit a guard rail. It was driven home but would not turn over the next morning. A clicking noise can be heard near the battery and at the starter. The headlights do not dim when the ingition switch is turn on.

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    DaveJHM October 06, 2010, 22:42
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    Which area of the vehicle was damaged? Sounds like some kind of issue in the starting system itself, causing high resistance to the starter. A wire could be loose or dislodged (battery cables, etc...) The starter relay could have failed.

    Certainly concentrate your investigation at the location of the collision, as there is probably a "smoking gun" to be seen somewhere.

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    goodguy April 04, 2013, 22:47
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    try boosting it,if that doesnt work check for power going to starter

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