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About John Cleveland

After years of experience working for the dealerships, owner John Cleveland set out to start a new kind of shop for Toyota, Lexus and Scion owners unlike any in Minnesota – one that offers a competitive price point, technical prowess, honesty and environmentally friendly practices.

Teardown and building of a Toyota and Lexus 3.5 liter 2GR-FE V6 – in depth picture guide

By |January 4th, 2019|

 

1/4/2019 – This blog is a work in progress!

 

This is a blog that has been a long time coming.  Recently in the shop was a 2007 Lexus ES350 with a a severe timing cover leak.  The guest opted to have us replace the headgaskets and VVT intake gears while the drivetrain was out as […]

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Toyota and Lexus jump start backwards – what to do now

By |January 3rd, 2019|

Toyota and Lexus jump start backwards - what to do now
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LX470 vibration when accelerating, no vibration when not accelerating

By |January 3rd, 2019|

LX470 vibration when accelerating, no vibration when not accelerating
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Lexus GX470 and LX470 thump, clunk from a stop or taking off – driveshaft binding

By |January 3rd, 2019|

Lexus GX470 and LX470 thump, clunk from a stop or taking off - driveshaft binding

2006-2012 IS250, GS300, GS350 P0420, P0430 check engine light and/or car is loud – pinhole leak at y-pipe assembly

By |January 3rd, 2019|

2006-2012 IS250, GS300, GS350 P0420, check engine light P0430 and/or car is loud - pinhole leak at y-pipe assembly
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Toyota Tundra, Sequoia and Land Cruiser 5.7 water pump leaking coolant

By |December 26th, 2018|

Toyota Tundra, Sequoia and Land Cruiser 5.7 water pump leaking coolant
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Lexus GX470 no heat, coolant leak – radiator leaking

By |December 26th, 2018|

Lexus GX470 no heat, coolant leak - radiator leaking
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Rav4 transfer case fluid leak – AWD leaking gear oil from back of transfer case

By |October 1st, 2018|

Rav4 transfer case fluid leak - AWD leaking gear oil from back of transfer case - understanding a leak from Toyota's Rav4 transfer case extension housing.
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Toyota Rav4 2006+ brake metal on metal – understanding abnormal brake wear

By |October 1st, 2018|

Toyota Rav4 2006+ brake metal on metal - understanding abnormal brake wear
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Lexus RX330, RX350, RX400h headlight water and condensation, headlight not working

By |August 22nd, 2018|

Lexus RX330, RX350, RX400h headlight water and condensation, headlight not working
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