van will not turn over on 2003 Ford E-250

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.

by in Grand Island, NY on October 06, 2010
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
2 answers
ANSWER by , April 04, 2013
try boosting it,if that doesnt work check for power going to starter
ANSWER by , October 06, 2010
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.