325i will not start?

I have a problem and Im not sure whats wrong now. Yesterday I went to start my car and the engine would not even try to turn. All I got were head light and dash lights. The battery is fine, I have AAA come out
and try to give me a jump and he tested the battery. When I try to turn the key to get the starter to go nothing happens. All I hear is 2 clicks coming from the hood. THe clicks are not coming from the starter. We took the starter out and turned it on and worked fine. Does anyone have any ideas what the problems could be. We took the steering wheel off and tryed to test the ignition switch and we think thats fine. The day before this happened the car was stauling more then ushally. And it would soar in rpms like it was getting to much air or something? Any ideas?
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What year, and did you run it through a car wash recently?

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its a 91 and no car washes, but there are lots of puddles by my house i have to go through a lot.
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That's exactly how our 2002 behaved a few months ago -- lights and dash lights seemed fine, but the battery was deceased sufficiently that it couldn't even turn the engine over.
-- Larry
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well we tested the battery and everything with it was fine, and we tryed to jump it and that didnt work either so we have ruled out the battery
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I had this once, and although the battery was fine the battery connections were not. Check the chassis ground too. Perhaps it's a longshot but with weird symptoms like that it's the first thing I'd try.
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Jumping mine didn't help either. Why that is, I don't know. So I ruled out the battery on mine as well, and had it towed to the dealer -- where they replaced the battery.
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Pull the spark plugs and turn the motor by hand. (You could turn the motor by the key at that point, but you need to be looking at the engine, and you need a "more controlled" environment than you will get using the starter motor.)
I'm guessing that you have hydrolock that keeps the motor from going around. If I am correct, you should get a gush of coolant from at least one of the spark plug holes. You'll be needing head work if this is correct.

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