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Does the engine crank and not start or no cranking at all?
A series of rapid clicks indicates either a weak battery or a bad connection between the battery and the starter. Since it is starting with the jump, this indicates that the battery is weak. It can have the voltage which is 12 and still not have the cranking amperage required to make the starter motor turn. I realize your battery tested at 92%, but I would still question it. It's because the 12 volts makes the starter solenoid work. This is the rapid clicking noise you hear. The starter motor itself however requires amperage. So, check the terminals at the starter and the battery and if they are clean, replace the battery.
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There would be corrosion, not dust and you have to clean it off with a wire brush and then put the connection back together. Both at the starter and at the battery.
In my opinion your problem is likely the battery, but I would try cleaning the terminals first. I think it's the battery because the car will jump start without a problem. Usually if it were a corrosion issue, jump starting wouldn't work.
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Does the engine actually crank or not?
Hm, it's interesting and doesn't make a stitch of sense to be honest.I could see that working if the issue was a fuel pump and the car won't start, but honestly, it shouldn't have a thing to do with the engine cranking.
I think you should have the battery tested again. I realize it was at 96%. Maybe have the dealer check it out with that leaving the key on and then it will crank bit. That is very unusual to be honest. My only other thought would be that there is a security issue and it's taking a few moments to accept the key code. Then once it reads it, then it's turning over.
I guess the best answer for now is to have the dealer check it for any issues with the security system.
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