Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Won't turn over? If you have a starter problem that's the first issue to resolve. If it won't turn over with a new/rebuilt (known good!) starter, then you can go from there.
It's also possible that whatever you hit to damage the pan ripped away (or seriously loosened) the ground strap. I'm not sure where it was located back in those days, but it's either mesh or insulated from the engine to the frame. For that matter it might have been the ground strap failing that was causing your intermittent starter issue, so perhaps that is the first place to start. [No pun intended.]
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. (Winston Churchill)