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van will not turn over on 2003 Ford E-250

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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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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.