ok so i think it might be the starter? weired clicking noise from the engine compartment. I have tried three different batteries, a jump box, a starter/charger and jumped it from a transit. Thinking it might be a bad started ideas and or thoughts?
iffy starter with iffy cables might be the problem. Take the starter out and bench test it, it works. But, in the car, the iffy cables and/or ground connections reduce the power to the starter just enough that it can't fully engage the solenoid.
you should try to measure the voltage at the terminals on the starter while starting. Sometimes cables can be corroded inside the insulation.