i have the same car same year, my ABS has been out pretty much since i bought it, i just adjusted my driving knowing i don't have ABS, some people who are better drivers than me prefer no ABS so they can in complete control. Over the years I have not had a problem with not having ABS, i just kinda sucked it up and will have it fixed one dayn when i can afford it.
as for the car not starting, check the cables, connections, fuses and the dont forget the fuse box on the positive side of the battery, could be a loose connection.
if you can get it cranked the trick to test battery vs alternator is to have the car running preferably with a fully warmed up engine, then disconnect the battery. if the car turns off, you have an alternator problem, if not, then you most likely have a battery issue.
no ticking usually means the battery is dead as a doornail.
the brakes freezing im guessing is the brakes locking because you don't have ABS anymore
Last edited by robotapartments; 01-24-2013 at 03:27 PM.