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Old 06-01-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Known Shops for Engine Work

I've researched out Elite Motorsports as the popular one, but at the same time heard/read some negative reviews. I'm willing to take the gf's Lexus IS250 out that way, but being that I live in Minnetonka thats a bit far.

Have any of you experienced any other shops around the area that do quality engine work for decent pricing? I've signed up for Lexus forums but haven't found much in the TC area.

The Lex is making out of the ordinary clicking noises from the engine both when idle and in drive. I believe it will be a pulley of some sort. Help would be much appreciated!! Gotta get this fixed ASAP.

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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Have you tried taking the Main drive belt off, and seeing if the noise goes away?? If it does then your noise is in the tensioner or Alternator. We have replaced a few Lexus alternators for a clicking noise. The worst scenario is the timing belt. We do not do alot of Lexus, however this is a few things that we have seen. As for Import Asian shops German Autowerks in St Louis Park does alot of Asian cars and has a pretty good reputation. Hope this helps GL!
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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Have you tried taking the Main drive belt off, and seeing if the noise goes away?? If it does then your noise is in the tensioner or Alternator. We have replaced a few Lexus alternators for a clicking noise. The worst scenario is the timing belt. We do not do alot of Lexus, however this is a few things that we have seen. As for Import Asian shops German Autowerks in St Louis Park does alot of Asian cars and has a pretty good reputation. Hope this helps GL!
Thanks! I will give them a call to inquire.
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