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The van will not start when I turn the key. All that I hear is a loud knocking noise.

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If the noise is coming from the starter solenoid, that means the main copper contacts are corroded. You can buy Cooper Starter Solenoid Contacts for $45 here:
http://www.sherco-auto.com/contacts.htm
You have to remove the starter from your car, open up the solenoid assembly, replace cooper contacts, and install the starter on your car.
Considering the value of a rebuilt starter from the dealer (exchange) $70, then replacing the starter is a good option too.
Hope this will help.

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I would check all fluid levels, especially the engine oil. Hope this helps tim

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