1991 Tempo - Tried to start... Nothing
Hey guys.. I'm new here and I hope someone can help me. First off I am going to let everyone know that I know absolutely nothing about cars so if replies could be kept in dummy terms it would be appreciated.
I have a 1991 Tempo and when I tried to start it tonight nothing happened. It didn't turnover and it didn't click but I do have lights, radio, everything. I was thinking that it could be the starter, but I have not had any problems starting the car up until now. I don't think the cold has anything to do with it (it was like -35 today) because I had the car plugged in and it worked fine earlier. If it were a battery the lights wouldn't work either, would they? I don't understand how it just all of a sudden doesn't work. It is especially frustrating because I just got my car back after a month of being without one, as it was stolen a week before christmas, and though it was recovered a few days later, I had to wait until the beginning of this month to get it into a shop to get looked at. They checked over the car and fixed everything related to the accident (people who stole the car hit a curb), so tires, rims, etc. They also fixed some things that needed work before cata... converter, and some kind of leakage. I find it strange that upon checking out the car, they didn't find something that would cause my current problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm just hoping that it isn't something serious. Would they have been able to tell that my starter was going to go just by looking at it even if there hadn't been problems before, or can it just happen all of a sudden??
Oh and in case it makes a difference, the car is an automatic