I have a 1993 Volvo 940, today my car would not start, when I tried to start it there was no sound at all…the temperature outside is about 20 degrees. Could it possibly be my battery is dead?
When was the last time you had the coolant flushed and filled? The reason I ask is because if the coolant has frozen, the pressure it exerts can lock up the engine.
The battery is the first thing that I would suspect.
How old is the battery?
No dome light …or if you have it, it goes out when you turn the key. No chimes …etc…etc. Headlights work? Yes, battery is not dead. Do they go all but out when you hit the key? Needs charging or replacement. It could also be connections …but the jumping and charging process should disclose that.
If lights work but the starter does not turn, the battery may not actually be dead in a clinical sense, but it is most likely dead in a practical sense.
If the battery is more than 5 years old, it is not even worth attempting to resurrect it at this point. Buy a new battery for the grand sum of $50 or so.