Ignition start problem

The engine does not crank over, just clicks once. Battery has be charged and starter changed and still clicks once. Positive terminal and starter gets hot when trying to start engine. Cannot figure where short may be occurring if that is the problem.

Can the engine be turned over using a socket and ratchet handle on the front pulley bolt of the crankshaft? Is the turning torque higher than expected? Can it be turned a full 2 turns without excessive resistance?

Respond and we can go further with the diagnosis.

No it can’t be turned.