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1994 850 Volvo turbo won't start. There's a bit of water sweat coming from the ignition where I put the key in. I checked all of the fuses, but none are bad. I tried to jump it with my other car, but nothing still. What next.

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    John Weathers May 11, 2010

    Does it crank and not start or does it not even crank (turn over)?

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IGNITION MODULE. VERY COMMON.

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