Why do the cables that go to the starter get hot and melt after we try and start the truck

Tiny
MONITO
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  • 1979 CHEVROLET CHEYENNE
Tried starting the truck almost started then the cables from the battery to the starter got hot and melted
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 2:46 PM

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Tiny
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Excessive starter draw. Most likely the starter armature is shorted to ground.
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 5:52 PM

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