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Re: will not start
It could be a number of things. The starter solenoid could be bad, the starter itself could be bad, your battery cables could be corroded or just simply loose, the cables on your starter could be loose or broken and possibly a bad ignition switch. I would start with the free ones first and then you could have you starter tested along with the battery, just to be sure. Most of your chain auto part stores will test these for free. Then it's just a process of elimination. Please rate this if it was useful information.
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Hi Gregg. Check for first move the battery terminals if are well clean giving a good contact. If are the culprits just clean them well for a contact and then try the key. Check also for a good cleaned earthing cable.
The battery terminal connections is loose or corroded. Battery faulty or discharged, if the cable are clean and tight on the battery turn the key to the ON position and switch the headlights or windshield wipers. If they won't run then the battery is discharged. Broken, loose or disconnected wires in the starting circuit. Starter motor pinion jammed in flywheel ring gear. Starter solenoid faulty, Starter motor faulty, Ignition switch faulty.
Start by checking the battery cables for corrosion at - to motor and + to battery. If all cables are good It will be the starter. the lights dimming while turning the key is normal. PS you can also give the starter a few good whacks with a hammer then try to start it.
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.
if you notice this van should have a statrer solenoid on the fender as well as on the starter, clean the body of the solenoid on the fender area and make sure that the ground cable is secure and tight do not wiggle which is just making it loose if it is so go under the vehicle and make sure that the cable is tight