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Toyota starters are good quality units. You can take them apart and clean them and put new brushes in as required, if that is all they need. Often that is all they need.

A repair manual for your rav would have the complete dismantling and testing procedure for the starter. You would need or borrow a volt ohm meter to fully test for an internal short. Quick and easy steps, but you need the procedure. So recommend you consult a manual.

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