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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.

GX470, 4Runner whining noise from engine, battery light on

By |September 15th, 2016|

CARspec has been seeing increased complaints of whining noises from GX470 and V8-powered 4Runner owners, specifically from the engine. This is often followed by the battery light illuminating and the vehicle stalling during operation.  The cause has almost universally proven to be a failing alternator.

Originally we were, if the alternator was the cause of […]

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Lexus RX400h overheating, coolant leak, A/C stops working

By |June 15th, 2016|

Lexus RX400h overheating, coolant leak, A/C stops working
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Toyota Avalon Maintenance Guide

By |June 7th, 2016|

Toyota Avalon Maintenance Guide
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Toyota Camry Maintenance Guide

By |June 7th, 2016|

Toyota Camry Maintenance Guide
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Toyota Corolla Maintenance Guide

By |June 6th, 2016|

Toyota Corolla Maintenance Guide
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Toyota Prius Maintenance Guide

By |June 6th, 2016|

Toyota Prius Maintenance Guide
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2002 Toyota Camry leaking transmission fluid – mysterious fluid leak

By |May 16th, 2016|

2002 Toyota Camry leaking transmission fluid - The Case of the Missing Transmission Fluid
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Toyota Highlander battery light on – an unusual repair

By |April 21st, 2016|

Toyota Highlander battery light on - an unusual repair that wasn't an alternator
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Toyota and Lexus 3.5 2GR V6 headgasket leaking coolant

By |March 15th, 2016|

The repair of leaking headgaskets on the Toyota and Lexus 2GR 3.5 liter V6
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LX470/Land Cruiser failed height control – diagnosis and repair

By |February 22nd, 2016|

LX470/Land Cruiser failed height control - diagnosis and repair
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