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2005 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 204 repairs.

2005 Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 75 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

120000 mi
cv axel 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

74000 mi

US $178
both O2 sensors needed to be replaced 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2012

149700 mi

US $97
Replaced clutch 
Hyundai Elantra in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

63240 mi
Another CEL (assuming P0456) lighted up during a trip in a region with a lot of mountains, refueling and tightening the fuel cap made the CEL disappear by itself. Maybe a filter in the fuel tank vacuum system is dying... P0456: Problem with the pressure in the fuel tank. Fixed by tightening the fuel cap properly. 
Mar 2012

77500 mi
Original Sway bar front left link worn out. Maintenance items like air filter, spark plugs, oil change, rear brakes... 
Nov 2014

117380 mi

C $100
Outer CV Boot broke. 
Jun 2015

121520 mi
Condenser leak. 
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

112361 mi

US $86
Check engine light came on and give me a P0171 code. Bought the part and replaced the O2 B1S1. 
Nov 2015

113161 mi
Replaced the clutch kit and flywheel. They both worn out because of the usage and reached the limit. I replace clutch every 50k miles and flywheel for 100k for optimum performance. Not mechanical malfunction.  
Dec 2015

114000 mi
I dont know what i did but my radiator hose has a crack or leak or something that make my car steam while i am driving. I think it came after i rev up to 8krpm with 1st gear. lol that was awesome. reached more than 40mph 
Jan 2016

115000 mi

US $224
code P0172. I thought it was my exhaust leak and yes there was a flex pipe leak.replaced and Erased the code. Then it came out again. Cant figure out what was it until I grabbed my scanner. LTFT was -12 so replaced the air filter 
Feb 2016

116000 mi

US $139
Power steering high pressure line starting to wet and saw 2 or 3 drops in the engine compartment. bought the part and replaced it . Of course, also had to flush the system. It uses ATF-3. Found 2 burned out brake light bulbs and a corroded side marker harness during the annual state inspection. Replaced them by my mechanic. Dann!! what a waste of money. I could have done it myself. 
Hyundai Elantra in Victoria, Australia
- Oct 2007
Jul 2005

16 mi
Replaced colour defective interior door trim piece at delivery of the Elantra. 
Sep 2007

27900 mi
Key immobiliser transponder malfunction. Not allowing car to start on some attempts. Part replaced under warranty 
Oct 2007

28520 mi
Steering knuckle located just after the firewall replaced. Was causing steering clunk. Replaced and eliminated the problem. 
Hyundai Elantra in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

52000 mi

US $210
Replaced upper O2 sensor under warranty. However, rear brake pads were found to be worn out. I had the dealer replace pads and service rotors. Since my mileage is mostly on interstates, it seems the rear pads wore out prematurely. 
Hyundai Elantra in Mississippi, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

140000 mi

US $1100
Tie-rod ends were replaced. Worn Belts were repaired Front left strut seal leaking Replaced both front struts Front rotors and a caliper pin damaged (likely due to overheating caused by towing oversized load). Replaced rotors, pads, and caliper assemblies. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

100000 mi

US $800
would not start 
Hyundai Elantra in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2013
Jan 2011

89300 mi

US $80
Replaced valve cover gasket. 
Hyundai Elantra in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2013
Mar 2009

75000 mi

US $170
RH parking brake cable broke. 
May 2009

76000 mi

US $60
LH parking brake cable snapped when engaged. Part was ordered from dealer and delivered 4 days later. Owner installed cable <1hr. 
May 2010

94000 mi

US $100
Rear brakes, pads and rotors, were replaced. 
Nov 2010

102000 mi

US $960
Clutch was found to be slipping. Clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing was replaced. 
Mar 2012

128000 mi

US $600
Ebrake cables replaced, four (4) brake calipers replaced. 
Apr 2013

150000 mi

US $2300
Manual transmission suffered catastrophic failure resulting in internal components exiting cast housing of transmission. Replacement transmission installed with new clutch and pressure plate. 
Jun 2013

150000 mi
Exhaust leak at flex pipe. 
Hyundai Elantra in Indiana, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

22000 mi
Heater-A/C controls do not work correctly. Air comes out of whatever vents it wants. The recirc button goes on and off by itself. Took car to dealer in June, they said bring it back in the winter. It will return in January. In early 2008, the driver seat came loose at floor. It is a recall problem. They fixed it, and now a few months later, it is doing it again. I will try again to fix. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
Jan 2013

110000 mi

US $250
The misaligned headlights were re-aimed. Original ignition wires were worn and replaced. 
Jun 2013

116000 mi
The front brakes were squealing in spite of only 20k miles on the second set(aftermarket)of pads. He replaced inner and outer front pads, this time using ceramic so they would last longer. Not a Hyundai issue as the original pads lasted 100k 
Mar 2014

128000 mi
Tie rod boot cracked. Tie rod itself is fine. 
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

92000 mi

US $20
Driver front window came off track. Took door apart and re-glued tab back to glass with two part epoxy. 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2016
Oct 2010

94000 mi

US $140
power steering hose failed 
Jun 2012

110000 mi

US $735
replaced struts to all 4 wheels. Rusted through. 
Jan 2013

112300 mi

US $370
Replaced both headlight fixtures, they were leaking water and corroding the connections then over heating. 
May 2014

131000 mi

US $650
replaced the rear struts, they were leaking. Replaced both front axles, the boots were both broken. 
Sep 2015

144000 mi

US $400
Replace ignition system 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Jul 2008 - Jan 2014
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $400
Replace leaking wheel cylinders in both rear brakes. 
Jul 2012

54000 mi

US $360
Replace sway bar links front and rear. 
Aug 2012

55000 mi

US $320
Replace oxygen sensor. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

42000 mi
Wheel cylinder leaking, replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in Arizona, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

160000 mi
Replace both front wheel bearing due to grinding sound coming from passenger side. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

US $2000
Radiator broke Engine got overheated 
Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

168640 mi
All shocks needed replacing. 
Hyundai Elantra in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2015
Aug 2008

59000 mi
Still under warranty, there was a fluid leak in the rear brakeline. This is the only repair I've needed in 70,000 miles. 
Apr 2015

174000 mi

US $800
Alternator replaced 
Hyundai Elantra in Ohio, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

127000 mi
the car heated up. i believe it was a head gasket 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

46000 mi
Replace passenger side headlight. 
Mar 2009

49000 mi
Headlight burned out. 
Nov 2009

59000 mi
2 Oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. The dealer had to order parts. Dealer replcd parts 
Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

75500 mi

US $565
Failure of radiator core. Replace radiator core, thermostat, all coolant hoses. Multiple sites of paint blister and rust appearance. 
May 2014

76000 mi

US $475
Pads and rotors, and brake hardware. Rotors worn out, pads gone. 
Jul 2014

76000 mi
discovered failing CV boots on half axles. 
Hyundai Elantra in Oregon, United States
Apr 2008 - Feb 2011
Jun 2008

60000 mi
Driver door window came off track. Dealer fixed, but problem re-occurred within two days. 
Dec 2008

78000 mi

US $150
Engine overheating. Thermostat and radiator hose replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2014
Jan 2012

55000 mi

US $35
Passenger headlight out 
Aug 2014

63000 mi
Accessory belt squealing. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2012
Jul 2010

60000 mi

US $20
Headlight 
Dec 2010

67000 mi

US $500
Replaced timing belt 
Hyundai Elantra in Kansas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2012
Nov 2009

62000 mi
The check engine light was on briefly for a day. While it was on, I was able to find out that the oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 needs to be replaced. I've ordered the part and plan to install it when the engine light is back on again. 
Aug 2010

71000 mi

US $100
Replaced flex pipe. Covered under warranty. ($120) Replaced upper radiator hose. ($80) Both oxygen sensor failed. Covered under extended warranty with deductible of $100. 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2013
Jan 2010

59000 mi

US $1000
had to replace washer fluid container, oxygen sensor Car was not changing gears properly..they did some stuff to fix it..can't remember what though. 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $200
new brake pads for all 4 
Jul 2012

90000 mi

US $200
needed new muffler 
Oct 2013

109000 mi

US $300
Steering makes loud whinny sounds 
Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

62000 mi

C $1550
Rubber on steering wheel decaying and "chipping" off CV boots cracked and/or torn Upper radiator hose clamp replaced to stop very small leak Driver's power window operating slowly, lugging, stopping. Warranty will replace window track and hardware (but motor is OK) Front brake pads replaced (were at <15%) and rotors machined. Brake fluid flushed, replaced, bled, rear brakes deglazed, cleaned, adjusted, emergency brake adjusted, minor parts for emergency brake replaced under warranty 
Hyundai Elantra in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

64480 mi

C $450
Leaking hose and CV joint clamped. Pads and rotors needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2011

67580 mi

C $300
rear brakes were leaking brake fluid. Something had to be replaced, and then the brakes cleaned and adjusted. 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

61380 mi

C $1000
Replaced timing Belt 
Jul 2012

98400 mi

C $600
Fault code P0449 Emission System. Replaced Canister Purge Valve, Shut off valve and Canister. 
May 2013

111160 mi

C $250
front wheel bearing and hub wornout 
Dec 2014

136400 mi

C $800
Rack and pinion loose. Needed replacement 
Jun 2015

155000 mi

C $500
Front and rear bearings replaced. 
Dec 2015

161200 mi

C $800
Front tie rod and boots 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2012
Oct 2009

40000 mi

US $290
Normal Wear of Brake Pads - Rear Pads replaced and Rotors Machined 
Apr 2012

58700 mi

US $48
Replaced Right Front Low Beam Bulb 
Hyundai Elantra in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2008 - Oct 2013
Feb 2010

67580 mi

C $150
Front Brake Pads Caliper pin seized 
Nov 2010

82460 mi

C $85
Left rear brake cable seized & Right rear sticking. 
May 2011

90180 mi

C $150
Front rotors replaced rear rotors replaced 
Apr 2012

102460 mi

C $75
installed new flex pipe... aftermaket, oem front exhaust pipe too much money 400-500 dollars 
Sep 2012

109120 mi

C $100
Alternator seized after sitting for a couple of week & when I started it the belt broke. Replaced the alternator with a low mileage used one & replace the belt. 
Sep 2013

110980 mi

C $100
Rear ABS sensors were very rusty not reading properly replace both rear Front o2 sensor turning on check engine light 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2016
Apr 2007

24000 mi
Warranty work to fix finnicky power mirrors, loose driver's seat and a loose interior trim panel. 
Nov 2015

133000 mi

US $500
Check engine light came on. Fuel economy on trip computer dropped by about 20%. Brought to dealer and the front O2 sensor was bad. Had dealer replace it. Fixed the problem. 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Apr 2015
Apr 2009

41540 mi
3 gears were off - replaced...? 
Mar 2011

53320 mi
O2 sensor caused check engine light; shop reported that they could not find source and advised I could carry on without fixing. 
Jun 2013

71300 mi

C $3000
Clutch needed replacing Spark plug came loose, flew through engine compartment, threw off timing. Technician claimed someone must have incorrectly seated it; was original plug 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Feb 2016
Nov 2015

139460 mi

C $100
changed the upstream O2 sensor 
Dec 2015

140740 mi

C $150
replaced leaky radiator 
Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Nov 2012
Jul 2008

36000 mi
Rear passenger side window ceased functioning. Was told the motor was burned out and needed to be replaced. They ordered the part. They replaced the window motor and window was still non-functional. The invoice says it was a short in the multi-function switch (I'm assuming the one in the driver's side door) which they then replaced. 
Dec 2008

40000 mi

US $60
Successfully repaired Driver's Side headlight, and replaced passenger's headlight for matching set. 
Jun 2009

45000 mi
Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $35
Driver-side headlight went out. 3 weeks later passenger headlight also went out. Replaced both headlights successfully. 
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $10
Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
Jul 2010

58000 mi

US $680
Took car to shop for new tires and alignment. Shop notified me that the front driver CV axle was broken and needing replacement. Successfully replaced CV joint and installed new tires. 
Nov 2010

68000 mi

US $45
Both Headlights out within 3 days of each other. Replaced both. 
Feb 2012

102000 mi

US $623
Experiencing spongy clutch. Diagnosed as a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Shop replaced both master and slave cylinders. Interior Driver's door handle ceased working which at the repair shop. They denied responsibility. Cable diagnosed as issue at a second repair shop. Replaced cable. 
Mar 2012

104000 mi

US $469
Front passenger brake caliper seized. Replaced both front brake calipers, bled system, new pads. 
Aug 2012

111500 mi

US $6
Rubber seal on antenna was worn, replaced with part from Hyundai dealer. 
Sep 2012

113000 mi

US $350
Notified ball joint was about to tear out. Shop replaced driver's front control arm, ball joint, and end link. Notified that coolant was low. Shop requested to do pressure test. Declined, later able to diagnose as old hoses and worn out hose clamps. Notified rear sway bar was "clunking around." For performance, I am going to upgrade to a larger sway bar once I have a new part. 
Oct 2012

115000 mi

US $45
Replaced radiator hoses and hose clamps. Radiator flush and fill. 
Nov 2012

115000 mi

US $549
Radiator developed crack in plastic housing along the top of the radiator. Replaced radiator. Notified front passenger side CV boot was cracked and required replacement. 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2016
Oct 2010

117000 mi

US $200
Driver side axle joint leaking grease. Axle replaced. Noticed while mechanic was replacing clutch. 
Jan 2011

123700 mi

US $300
Flex pipe rusted out. Caused loud exhaust. Part was $225 online and independent mech wanted $135 to install. Performed install myself. 
Sep 2011

137000 mi

US $177
Power steering pump replaced. Making a whine noise. 
Sep 2012

159000 mi

US $400
Water pump needed to be replaced again. Was an aftermarket pump that had originally been replaced about 1.5 years ago. Replaced both O2 sensors. 
Aug 2013

169000 mi

US $700
Replaced H2O pump again for squealing. Also alternator replaces for grinding noise. Was not the problem. Still being evaluated. 
Sep 2013

170000 mi

US $150
Replaced both front brake calipers and rotors as one was frozen. 
Oct 2013

170700 mi

US $426
Steering pump was source of grinding noise. Replaced. 
Feb 2014

174000 mi
Flex pipe rotted out again. Was covered under warranty. 
Jan 2015

178300 mi

US $500
Gas filler neck rusted. Tripped evap check engine light. 
Sep 2015

181000 mi

US $115
Replaced all 4 rotors and rear passenger caliper. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $700
Catalytic Converter rusted apart. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2015
Oct 2012

69000 mi
Motor Mount to the transmission Drivers side axle. Check Engine light is now on approx 1.5 weeks after being at the dealer for repair. I have not taken it in yet. 
Nov 2012

69500 mi

US $197
Thermostat installed faulty replaced under warranty at my shop. Rear brake pads 
Feb 2013

70500 mi
Faulty Thermostat-possibility Hyundais don't like aftermarket parts. 
May 2013

71000 mi

US $100
Radiator. I took it to my mechanic (outside of the dealership) the top seam was going from his visual inspection. It still was able to be driven to the dealership and dropped off that evening. 
Sep 2013

74000 mi

US $50
Temp. Sensor I thought was changed the last trip set off the check engine light. CEL back on afterwards. 
Nov 2013

75500 mi
Replaced total exhaust system Cad converter, muffler etc. New motor mounts. 
Oct 2014

84300 mi

US $150
Battery 
Hyundai Elantra in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2015
Jun 2008

46000 mi

US $230
Rear pads completly worn out rotors turned. 
Dec 2010

76000 mi

US $150
recommended upper and lower radiator hoses be changed not done at this time due to estimated costs of hoses will do at another shop. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2016
Apr 2008

42000 mi

US $500
Tires all around - Yokohama Avid H4s 
Apr 2009

56000 mi

US $130
Rear brake pads. 
Dec 2009

65000 mi

US $425
Car overheated was towed to dealer. They determined that the cooling system had several faults. Replaced hoses, thermostat and flushed system. 
Oct 2010

77000 mi

US $600
Plastic tank on radiator cracking is very common, I personally suggest replacing with metal type. 
Dec 2010

78000 mi

US $15
Noticed foglamp was out, replaced both. 
May 2012

94500 mi

US $26
Had to replace both headlamps. Not sure if they both went at the same time or not but I saw one go first thing in the morning and upon inspection i noticed both were out. 
Dec 2013

108000 mi

US $200
CV joint boots are cracked and need to be replaced. Due to minimal cracking, part(s) will be replaced at a later date when finances have improved after Xmas ;-) 
Mar 2014

110000 mi

US $350
O2 sensor threw some codes. Turned out a leaky upper radiator hose had corroded the sensor connections. Replaced both CV joints, boots were cracked and one was leaky. 
Sep 2015

133000 mi
Repaired torn boot 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

56000 mi
Replace driver seatbelt, replace cracked body panel around trunk lock, replace discoloured and opaque front light covers. Discussed various leaks due to insubstantial rubber gaskets around doors. Was not covered by warranty, repair refused. 
Sep 2009

62000 mi

US $5
All trim on the inside of the hatchback is coming off. It covers the electrical systems etc. First piece broke off years ago. Multiple shops have said they would order it etc. Last shop said parts not available. Used duct tape to fix.  
Hyundai Elantra in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Aug 2014
Apr 2012

161000 mi

US $200
ONE OF MOTOR MOUNTS WAS REPLACED WHILE CAR IN FOR TUNE-UP 
Jun 2012

165000 mi

US $400
REPLACED RADIATOR REPLACED PULLEY 
Aug 2012

171000 mi

US $350
Front passenger wheel bearing and rotor were replaced. Excessive dirt and rust 
Apr 2013

190000 mi
Passenger front wheel bearing had to be replaced. Replacement in August 2012 had to be repeated. Was charged 1/2 price 
Jun 2014

215000 mi

US $1295
Transmission replaced crankshaft sensor replaced 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2015
Apr 2009

36000 mi
Passenger side view mirror not working well. Replaced switch to fix the problem. 
Jul 2014

77300 mi

US $65
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors, normal maintenance. 
Hyundai Elantra in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2013 - Nov 2015
Jan 2014

192820 mi

A $360
Left and right parking brake cables were relaced due to the right cable breaking. 
Aug 2014

203360 mi
Suspected exhaust gas leak at manifold or exhaust system. After extensive investigation it was found to be perished rubbers in floor which was allowing exhaust gas to enter cabin. Rubbers sealed and problem solved. Nil cost, good customer PR 
May 2015

222000 mi

A $338
Front brake rotors needed replacing.I might add that this was also the first replacement of the front pads at 353,883 kilometers. 
Nov 2015

234360 mi

A $500
Top tank on radiator split, radiator replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2013

175000 mi

US $1300
Engine mounts needed replacing. Lots of loud clanking and vibration at high speeds. Thought it was suspension and/or tires. Found out the expensive way (trial and error) that it was engine mounts. 4 mounts and transmission mount. 
Oct 2014

197700 mi

US $300
Normal wear and tear. 200000 miles. 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

57800 mi

US $1100
Car vibrates at idle. Indy shop replaced two motor mounts, probably not Hyundai parts. Dealer replaced other two. Still vibrates, because of non-Hyundai parts? 
Apr 2014

58200 mi

US $475
Dealer replaced the two aftermarket OEM mounts the indy shop put in with Hyundai OEM parts. The car now performs as designed, and the vibration at idle is gone. 
Jun 2014

59000 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on, and a scan using a code reader indicated a malfunctioning upstream O2 sensor. The dealer replaced the sensor. 

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