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My starter is very hot is that normal?

I am having problems with my car staying started. I drove my car to the gas station. When I turned it off, It didn't come back on. I was told that my battery was dead but it was just charged earlier that day. After many attempts of getting a push start because it is a stick I still couldn't get it started. Then I was able to get a jump. The person informed me it was because my distributor cap kept popping off. When I got home I charged my battery and I still can't get it started. I makes a sound like it is trying to. Now my starter is extremely hot and I haven't driven it since last night. Is that Normal if not what options do I have to get my car running. Please help me.

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Sounds like starter problems, maybe shorted out. Starters will get hot if operated a lot, but shouldn't get extremely hot. Manufacturers say this: do not operate starter for longer than about 15-20 seconds at a time, then let it cool off for about a minute before trying again. Otherwise starter will get too hot and burn out.
Take your starter off and have it tested-it is probably failed.
Is the distributor cap on securely now?

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