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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4UA265XT
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1998 Acura NSX 3.2L etc VIN: JH4NA2164W
This Nsx has a severe vibration around 80 to 90 mph . The tire/wheels have been road force balanced. all the suspension has no signs of problems. 4wheel align has been done.is there any issues with the compliance bushings?
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L ABS module, steering angle sensor VIN: WBAFA53561
This one has us guessing and hoping you can provide some assistance. Customer came in with the ABS, BRAKE, and trac lights on. Scanned and had fault in DSC for steering angle sensor-internal fault and code for brief power interruption. Steering Angle Sensor Mo...
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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L ARS Dynamic Drive VIN: WBANB53546
Cust complained of Dynamic Stability light on. I pulled codes:(ARS- 5d50 Supply, Pressure sensor, front axle).( DSC- 5ed2 CAN fault).(DME- 2dd9 No message from ARS). Cleared all codes, and could not duplicate problem. Returned vehicle to cust.,they came back a...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Speedomoter VIN: 1G6DM57N03
All steering wheel switches working normal -- all brake & clutch switches working normal -- when driving on freeway cruise will dopr out & speedo sometimes reads + or - 10 mph from actual -- found a code p0704 which is non existent in mitchell or identafix -- ...
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Spedometer VIN: 1GCEK14K2N
Hi this trucks speedo will shot up to 75-90 mph from were ever you first push the cruise control to set then it will ficker from 75-90 then slowyly come down to corect speed and then will ficker up any time the speed changes I checked speed with my scaner an...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AM15B66
The car will work fine for short periods then it will show on the speedo that the power steering needs attention, lights will flash in the cluster, security lite will stay on, traction control light will stay on, service engine light comes on and the trans wil...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Misfire, Backfire VIN: 1B7HC16XXV
Truck came in with misfire on cylinder 5. Traced it to plugged injector, so cleaned it and off it went running great. Comes back three days later and it is backfiring, no power, hesitation. No misfire counters present, no codes. Suspect timing (chain is rattli...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Check Gages VIN: 2B4HB15Y71
Checked charging system, altenator charging less than 12 volts. Replaced Altenator and two minutes into testdrive, samething happend. Check Engine light came ON, code said voltage regulator. Changed PCM, still doing samething. Checked all positive wire going f...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HU18DX4
Ok, I have this 2004 Dodge Ram 5.7 Hemi. No codes(with Modis). This engine will not idle, LT fuel trim is -33%, I looked at PCV valve and it looked normal, runs like a bad vacuum leak or IAC problem, but there is no IAC because it is drive by wire. Do the inta...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y8T
Hey Guys, I've gotta throw this at you to see what sticks. This vehicle had come to us recently not ready for NJ state inspection due to a cold engine (dtc P0125?) complaint. we replaced the thermostat and shipped it running at normal temperature. Several days... Trouble codes: P0153
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 1FALP6532T
i have 1996 ford contour, 2time changed cluch kit with slave cylinder, master cylinder, after air bleeding just 1st gear engaged not smooth, and engaged noise, but after hold cluch pedal [...], engaged good, i think not enough air bleeding but we already ov...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L camshaft pulley VIN: 1FAFP65Z5X
Timing belt was recently installed on this contour and now it has a po1381 valve timing error code. Removed timing covers and valve cover to check valve timing. Exhaust cam appreared to be off slightly. Removed timing belt and loosened cam pulleys per Ford ser...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L fuel gauge/ VIN: 1FTYR14V71
To all Techs out there and thank you in advance for the help. Vehicle came in no start with fuel gauge reading 1/4 tank of gas. Did tests and condemened fuel pump. Found the gas tank very low on fuel when pump was removed, gauge or sender was reading wrong. Re...
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L abs VIN: 1FDNT34JK1
hey guys, whe at the shop modify my 2001 2WD excursion, whe installed all 4WD components out of a 2008 ford f-250 super duty. everything works great "exept" front wheel speed sensors... i keep getting codes 1145 & 1155 wich are front left & right wheel s s . c...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20P34
2004 Ford F-250 6.0L Turbo diesel was brought to us due to lack of power and misfiring. Hooked scan tool to vehicle and checked codes, these are the codes I received: P0261 Cylinder 1 Injector circuit low P0264 Cylinder 2 injector circuit low P0267 Cylinde...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14574
I have a question regarding oil consumption. This vehicle has been seviced by our shop the last 3 years (30,000 miles). We use genuine MOTORCRAFT 5W20 BLEND oil and WIX filters. Oil is changed between 4,000 & 5,000 miles. Came in today, CEL on, P0022 / P0305 /... Trouble codes: P0022 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307
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2004 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L Valve lash adjusters VIN: 1F1FP42R84
We just overhauled the engine in the 04 Mustang Mach 1 with a 4.6 DOHC. Crankshaft was replaced, new rings and bearings, valve job, and all valve lash adjusters were replaced. When assembling the engine, we discovered we only had enough lash adjusters for one ...
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2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L air in fluid VIN: 1FAHP36N76
Hi, This car is from another shop. Power steering system is noisy, (air). When you shut the car off, fluid spills out of the res cover. Fill fluid to specs, as soon as you start it the fluid airates and will not bleed, I think its sucking in air from somewhere...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D26
First of all, sorry about the VIN guys- I'm at my home computer before work. I am working on an 06 Hyundai Sonata 3.3L. OK, 2 weeks ago car came in with MIL illuminated. Founf one code: P0011- Cam timing advance-bank one. Discovere that the oil was VERY dirty ... Trouble codes: P0011 (Cam Timing - Advance-Bank One), P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire), P0012 (Cam timing-), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire)
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2007 Jeep Commander (Truck) 3.7L Hesitation, reduced performance VIN: 1J8HG48K07
this vehicle has been through the shop, two other techs have looked at this vehicle with no success, no fault codes stored or active, will only act up when cold upon first start-up, either if parked outside or in bay at 60 deg/f, noted noise in muffler/faulty ...
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L p0500 VIN: KNAGD124X1
Hello to all!This KIA is confusing us base on Alldata electrical wiring diagram the pin and wire color going to EMC donot match with the vehicle,we wonder if anyone can shed some light on this one.Speedometer works normal.Transmission data VMH show 0,Engine da...
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Engine
Ok Techs. This is my wife's personal vehicle. As you know, when the wife wants something done, you must comply so I really could use some advice (on the car, not my wife). We bought this car 2 1/2 years ago off-lease. Not long after, it would very occasionall...
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2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVHP80D96
Hi I have this Mazda 6 S that is continuing to idle high after you let off the throttle and if you put it in nuetral it stays at 1400rpm for a couple seconds before returning to 800rpm which makes braking a little difficult especially in slippery conditions. t...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Door locks VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
Hello Everyone, Got a head scratcher here. Customer complained about the Keyless Entry function not working on their switchblade type Mercedes Key. Unfortunately, they only left us with only one key to test. As usual, we figured it problably needed to be re-...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Radio VIN: JA4MT21H51
I need radio code fro this montero sport. the radio is [...] DY2U05W/34U088 serial number is [...] thank you in advance Carlos
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1987 Nissan Nissan Engin 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, blows black smoke
This is a Blue Line Blue Wave pressure wasshing machine, mounted in a Chevy van. It is a simple 4 cylinder Nissan engine, family is 2NSXBO1.5450. It runs on a Z.E.E.M.S. (Zenith) electronic fuel injection system with a breaker type distributor and vacuum advan... Trouble codes: N/A
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6W
vehicle belomgs to a friend of mine ,, drives fine ,, clear codes and drive car about fifteen to twenty minutes and it will set the two codes ,, nissan code is 21 ignition signal and obd 2 code is coil 4 loss of signal if the car sits outside the shop it wil... Trouble codes: P1320, 21 (primary ignition signal)
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
Hello vehicle was towed in with a cranking no start. After checking over we identified failed timing chain tensioner/chain issue. After disassembling the front of the engine the timing chain tensioner and guides had failed. After checking our service informati...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L ebtcm VIN: 1G3GR62C6V
hello all, I have this old aurora with no comm with the ebtcm, checked power, grounds and comm net work all seem good. installed reman unit (i know, i know)still no comm. i can energize the pump relay and make the pump operate. the only suspect thing is that c...
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2007 Pontiac G5 GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on, High idle VIN: 1G2AN15BX7
Need help !! 2007 cobalt 2.4l 5 speed manual idling high. Car was brought from another shop after customer complained about stalling,they cleaned injectors and throttle body.now car was idling @2300 rpm. She brought car to me and we found upper intake resonato... Trouble codes: P0507 (Iac high rpm)
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WP0CA2989W
Hello to all you porsche guru's! I've got a good one, this car came in stalling at idle and on deceleration when the clutch was disengaged. It then would have a difficult time restarting especially after a hot soak. It had a bunch of miss fire faults in the co... Trouble codes: P0154 (O2 sensor ahead of cat 4-6 intermittent no signal), P1124, P1126, P0300, P0130, P0150
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Steering column VIN: YS3FB49S75
2005 Saab 93 Linear is experiencing a clicking noise when turning the steering wheel from side to side. This symptom only occurs when the vehicle is stopped and in neutral idling. It appears that the noise is coming from the steering wheel pad. Any suggestions...
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2006 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L none VIN: JF1SG69666
I hope somebody was involbe in problem like this. i have this subaru whith strange noise sounds like knocking but can only hear from inside the car in idle with windows close. sounds like lower end nocking but from outside the car can't hear nothing i check mo...
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2005 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Intake cam timing VIN: YV1RS61225
Are those cam angles proper or should I see a wider range of shifting angle? The adaptation value seems really high to me and I see no way to reset it with Vida. The fault code description suggest there could be short to supply voltage in signal cable or the s...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Mil Will Not Illuminate VIN: WAURD68D11
THANKS ALL FOR THE POINTERS. IT TURNS OUT THIS VEHICLE HAD A PERFORMANCE ECM INSTALLED. WE TESTED WIRING FROM ECM TO CLUSTER (MIL)CIRCUIT WITH THE DIAGRAMS WE HAD. WE MANUALLY GROUNDED MIL AT THE ECM AND MIL WOULD LIGHT. CALLED CLIENT TO AUTHORIZE ECM REPLACEM...
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2005 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53435
First thanks to all who replied. You all knew of the problem. Along the right side of the engine the rubber part of the vacume hose had deteriorated and was leaking. The plastic part of the hose was okay. There was no vacume reaching the valve. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L total climate system VIN: 1G1YY23P2P
ALL THE REPLIES I GOT WERE EXCELLANT, HOWEVER THE PROBLEM TURNED OUT BE THE PROGRAMMER. OWNER SHOWED UP ONE DAY AND HANDED A REMAN UNIT TO ME AND TOLD ME TO TRY IT. I DID AND SUCCESS!!! CORVETTE IS GONE. THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Electronic VIN: 1GCHK23678
Thanks for the replies. It is located in the rear of the transfer case instead of in the rear of the transmission. The information on Alldata lacks somewhat. they call it the VSS. But also show a seperate output speed sensor. Live and learn. thanks again.
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Compression VIN: 1B7HC16X6W
I have confirmed it to be one of two problems cracked heads and/or burnt valves. I thank you all for the replies and the best test was removing the rocker arms to confirm valves are totally closed and apply shop air (160psi). When I did this I could actually h...
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2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire
thank you for all the help, located faulty tps sensor, voltages and precentages seemed good on the data stream, performed dc voltage test with verus labscope, noting intermittent drop-out on the signal, tested signal circuit noting electrical good, installed a... Trouble codes: P0132.
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N75
Thank you to all who responded.Cleaned throttle body and isc.Reset isc and computer truck runs good and no idle problems.
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18217
Thank you all for some good advice. Eric was close in that where there are no codes, it is typically a wiring issue. I'm not sold on Chrysler's idea to take most of the fuses out of the picture and incorporate the circuitry into the TIPM. Not mechanic fri...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P74
I want to thank everyone for the replys found D Ring on dip tube gone IATN is very helpfull Again THANKS ALL Trouble codes: P2240, P2241.
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTWW31P86
Replaced the oil flter housing adaptor as per suggestions. Also while i had everything out of the way and could get to the ipr took it out screen was torn so i replaced ipr as well. Starts good now. Thanks y`all keep this thing goin now y`hear.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93158
Tried smoking car in morning again to make sure no leaks were found. Checked ok. Tried power braking and had absolutely no power. Pulled MAF sensor out and cleaned it like many you said was causing the problem. Installed sensor and power braked. Had great powe...
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1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L p0300 VIN: 1GTEC14W2W
CAM PID WAS OFF READING 15. DIST. GEAR WORN. INSTALL REMAN. DIST. CAM PID NOW READS 0 INSTALLED NEW OEM DIST. CAP AT SAME TIME. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP.
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2006 Infiniti M35 X 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JNKAY01F46
A big thank you to those that responded. Most of the responses informed me of a possible air pocket in the cooling system and the dificulty of bleeding/purging traped air from this engine. After taking a closer look this was indeed my problem. It took abo...
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mirrors VIN: SALME11455
Thanks to Lou This problem is solved . This is what solved the problem Hit the Mirror fold button, disconnect battery, fold both out manually, reconnect battery.
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALMF15496
Threw the new solenoids in and boom this sucker is smooth as can be. No codes customer is super happy. Thanks guys!
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTHBF30GX2
I cleaned the throttle body & did a relearn .that did it! [did'nt think it was going to be that easy]. thanks for all the responses.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L pre-save inactive VIN: WDBNG70J04
the car is fixed.thanks to alexander from georgia for a deatailed explanation of the "pre-safe" message.If the car senses an impending collision pre safe closes the sunroof,moves the seats to a safe position and tightens the seat belts.If the system is work...
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2005 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L 3rd gear
Well everyone already knew the fix, except me. I knew about the intermediate piston problem, but the adaptive learning computer confused me. A quick look at application charts shows intermediate clutch pack applied in second? Direct clutch, in third. The d...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
Most of the replies were a help. Yes I did have a faulty coil, I tried to replace it with after market,did not help had to but dealer. Kenneth [...] was no help at all, if you are not familiar with a particular problem do not reply, you are more of a hindra... Trouble codes: P1320 (Distributor signal interupted).
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
I tried as a another tech reply suggested was the coolant temp sensor, which was a good suggestion. dealer had 56 of them in stock, didn't fix problem but it couldn't hurt to leave it in. turned out to be the "ac cutoff control module" which is basically a hig...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAE63B65
So far the vehicle is fixed! Thanks to all replies. All were good ideas, but they all did not work or fix issue. The only thing we done was install new glow and module, and reprogrammed pcm as TSB.28E6/R8.What this bulletin says is that vw wants you to replace...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Vvs VIN: YV1VS29551
We didn't want to think cam gear due to the price but thats what it was. It did have some lash radially as well as a little lash. You were all right fellows, thanks.
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2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L no throttle response VIN: YV1RS58D92
Car is back at body shop, they are resistant to letting dealer play with it as they will want to know what it will take to repair. I have a suspicion it just needs an ecm reload/upgrade. I don't have an open $7350/yr subscription so I think they should talk ... Trouble codes: P2122 (accelerator pedal position signal too low), P2121 (accelerator pedal position faulty digital signal).
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ91165
HEY GUYS HERE IS THE UP DATE THE V/C JOB IS DONE ( AFTER I GOT TOOLS FROM EBAY HOLD THE V/C AND CAM ALIGNMENT MARK ALL THE CAM AND CRANK ON T.BELT ) MADE JOB GO EZ AGAIN THANK YOU GUYS
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