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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (26%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 176 repairs.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 61 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2010

83080 mi
During the cold, the rear hatch cover over the door handle broke when used to open the hatch, I replaced it with a chrome aftermarket cover. 
Mar 2010

83080 mi
Small power steering fluid leak when sold. 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

325-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

103000 mi

US $3600
Complete transmission rebuild. Then after service 4wd system warning came on and transfer case will not shift into 4-low. Unknown on cause and repair needed. 
Apr 2012

117500 mi

US $153
Leaking coolant, reservoir was dry and coolant was leaking from the front of the block. Bad water pump seal, working on replacing water pump. Have mechanics manual but doesn't seem to line up with what I have under the hood. Replaced the water pump, did not need to remove the fan as stated in manual. The Heater pipe runs under the plenum (sp) and that proved to be the biggest challenge of the repair as it would not re-seal into the new pump. Used weldbond! 
May 2012

118000 mi

US $150
Rear end makes a high pitched hum, thought is was axle bearings, mechanic checked and cleaned rear-diff, no damage noted to bearings, no moisture in fluid this time. Noise still present. 
Nov 2012

127300 mi

US $100
Abs sensor was worn through. Replaced four pads and rotors and 2 calipers 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2011

51000 mi

US $650
Front drive, replaced parts. Clunked when shifted from park to reverse. Told this is a known issue with hemis due to the extra torque. Front drive assembly has been redesigned and recommended by dealer cost to replace $2800, no warranty 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

96000 mi

US $1500
The starter had to be replaced; but it failed once again and it was repaired without cost for the second time. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

44000 mi

US $300
Tech discovered leaking power steering hose during oil change. We opted to have it replaced on his recommendation. 
Mar 2012

59000 mi

US $120
Transmission was reported to have bad sensor causing "transmission over temp" warning and triggering cooling fan. Entire solenoid unit needed to be replaced due to packaging. Covered under 7/70 powertrain warranty with $100 copay. Earlier sensor repair did not solve trans over temp warning. Manufacturer said to replace engine control module 
Jun 2012

62000 mi

US $60
AC Recharge 
Dec 2012

66000 mi

US $500
Starter failed. Replaced by dealer. 
Jul 2013

72000 mi

US $1300
Evaporator had leak. The dealer replaced the part, which involved removing and reinstalling the entire dash board, which was their explanation for the high price of the repair. 
Jul 2014

82000 mi

US $1900
Replaced starter Sensor in transfer case malfunctioned 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

49500 mi

US $563
When turning the key there would be a click and the starter would not turn. The problem was intermittent but got worse over time. 
Jul 2015

57000 mi

US $200
Left rear ABS speed sensor was bad and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

58000 mi
Driver door plastic panel shattered by the door handle mechanism. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jun 2015

108000 mi

US $600
Sensor 2 error: "transmission over temp" warning triggering limp mode even when car had only been on a short time. Turning off engine and restarting cleared warning temporarily. Entire solenoid unit replaced. Problem not fixed. 
Jun 2016

125000 mi
Service was for the p41 recall (low range wouldn't engage) and ignition switch recall. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2013

118800 mi

C $350
Replaced alternator 
Jan 2014

124380 mi

C $411
Replaced steering pump 
Mar 2014

126480 mi

C $400
Replaced front and rear shocks 
Apr 2014

126880 mi

C $170
Vehicle would not start randomly. They checked alternator, starter, and other and could not reproduce the problem. 
Jul 2014

127920 mi

C $560
Replaced broken stud and wheel bearing Replaced ABS sensor Replaced O2 sensor 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jan 2016
Apr 2013

114100 mi

C $320
Replace left front CV axle and abs speed sensor. 
May 2013

116600 mi

C $765
Vibration in the driveline. Front Drive shaft had a cv joint gone and the cost of a rebuilt was just about the same as the new cv joint. 
Nov 2013

133500 mi

C $1400
timing chain tightener failed and timing chain come off gears. replaced gears and timing chain, tightener, two exhaust valves, all exhaust springs, regrind all exhaust valves, plane the exhaust manifolds and replace 4 exhaust manifold studs on each head 
Dec 2014

152520 mi

C $239
water pump leak heater core leak 
Jun 2015

158720 mi
Problems with the MDS System. One cylinder was misfiring 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2016
Mar 2008

36000 mi

US $245
Transmission solenoid shorted out 
Sep 2009

70000 mi

US $180
Oil Pressure sending unit failed. 
Oct 2010

89000 mi

US $400
Starter motor went out. Repaired and replaced. 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $400
I replaced both upper control arms due to one of the ball joints being worn. Vehicle has a 2" lift with large tires, some suspension wear is expected. 
Dec 2013

145000 mi

US $52
The Cam Position Sensor took a dive and the engine kept stalling. The computer threw an appropriate code and I replaced it with a new sensor from the dealer for $52.00 and 20 minutes worth of work. 
Jan 2015

166000 mi

US $1000
The front drive shaft, with non-serviceable joints, had to be replaced. I had the front differential bushings replaced as the same time. 
Jul 2015

175300 mi

US $425
One of the valve covers had a minor leak at the rear, so I had both gaskets replaced. 
Oct 2015

181000 mi
Replaced the rear drive shaft with a used one. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in South Africa
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Mar 2012

105400 mi

R 950
Car was jerking intermittently, and displaying error codes and MIL. Given the nature of the error codes, the crankshaft sensor was replaced, problem resolved Slight instability was noticed on corrugated roads, upon inspection oil was leaking from the one front shock absorber, replaced 
Jun 2012

110980 mi

R 800
Boot lid felt heavier to lift, especially when temperature was low, and wouldn't stay open unsupported. Replaced gas lifts 
Sep 2014

148800 mi

R 12000
I noticed some banging noises coming from the back on the chassis when driving over uneven surfaces. Check for suspension problems at my local tire shop who diagnosed worn shocks. Replaced 
Mar 2016

167400 mi
Standard problem of ESP engaging on corrugated roads or speed humps. Went to dealer for standard TSB fix. Dealer said they did repair but symptoms returned and they confessed to doing recalls N23 and P73 instead of TSB repair. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Jan 2008

28000 mi
Hood support failed under warranty. Clock spring in steering column became noisy, replaced. Suspension clunk due to faulty sway bar bushings. Vehicle slowly losing coolant. Rattle in dash air vents. 
Feb 2008

28000 mi
Occupant classification module in the front airbag system required recalibration to extinguish the airbag light on the dashboard. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2015
Mar 2008

45000 mi
new drive shaft to correct vibration at 70mph. loose seat belt torsioners. Seatbelt wouldn't retract. Tightened torsioners, problem corrected. Dead battery after leaving accessory switch on for 20 mins while hooking up a trailer. They checked everything and could not find any issues, battery charged fine. I suspect an alternator problem or a bad ground, but it hasn't occurred again. 
Sep 2008

47000 mi

US $100
Brought it in in March to another dealer for dead battery - dealer couldn't replicate. New dealer in Sept checked it out and found bad starter. Replaced starter, problem fixed. Whining noise from front end upon deacceleration and vibration at highway speeds, found bad front end gears and out of balance driveshaft (driveshaft also replace in March) Replaced both - problem solved Intermittent rough running with check engine light. Acted as if water in gas. Dealer found bad pcv valve (oil in air cleaner), and plugs that hadn't been replaced as needed at 30,000 mile service. Problem hasn't repeated since.  Front end rotors warped. Replaced rotors and pads.  
Aug 2009

54000 mi

US $300
CD/DVD would not read discs. Nav disc also did not read and reported error. Radio replaced, new nav disc ordered and installed Steering felt loose since last repair, but not enough to be dangerous. Dealer found worn bushings and replaced them.  
Sep 2009

54000 mi

US $150
hydraulic lift arms for tailgate no longer pushing tailgate up. Replaced both lift arms  
Jan 2011

67000 mi

US $100
Oil leaking from transmission lines. Lines replaced Interior heating thermostat not operating. Either all hot or all cold. Flashed PC and fixed issue. 
Aug 2011

67000 mi

US $120
Bad speed sensor on wheel Tire pressure sensors leaking (2).  Brake light bulb 
Sep 2011

67000 mi

US $100
Air bag connector bad. Replaced. 
Jun 2013

78000 mi

US $100
Starter died Wheel speed sensors failed 
Feb 2014

84300 mi

US $250
Bad EGR valve Bad axle bushing 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

112000 mi
Electronic brake system threw a code; read the codes with a diagnostic tool, and there were two related to left rear wheel speed sensor. Cleared the codes, no more problems yet. 
Dec 2015

113000 mi

US $60
Both rear wheel speed sensors went out, resulting in all kinds of ABS lights. Self-repaired. 
Jun 2016

115000 mi

US $30
Camshaft sensor failed. Replaced sensor. 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

127000 mi
Car is loosing engine coolant and using more oil than it should. Grinding / clicking noise in dash caused by failing relay. Will cost around $650 just in labor to remove and replace dash, plus approx $300 part. So, $1000 to fix a noise in the dash. Hood will not stay latched, keeps popping up a bit, will not fully lock in place when pushed down, pops back up as if the hood release has been pulled. Door panels on both driver and passenger side (front) have developed holes in the plastic, right next to the door handle hinge. Afraid the hinge will bust. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

99000 mi

US $340
Replaced the exhaust manifold gasket 
Apr 2014

106000 mi
Original jeep key was not recognized by the module. 
Jul 2015

117700 mi

US $260
Replaced passenger side exhaust manifold gasket 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Missouri, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

84000 mi

US $175
WOULD SOMETIMES START OUT IN 2ND. TOOK TO COTTMAN. SHOWED NO FAULT CODE. AS THIS WAS USED CAR I DIDN'T KNOW IF ANY TRANNY SERVICE HAD BEEN DONE. FLUSHED, NEW FILTERS, MOOPAR ADDITIVE PUT IN.SO FAR OK 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

52000 mi

US $1000
replaced pinion bearing then u-joint/driveshaft 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

84000 mi

US $2800
Blown head gasket. Leaking transmission cooler lines. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
May 2008

46000 mi
"Service 4 wheel drive system, and Electical Brake System" Lights came on. Shutting off vehicle and turning back on reset everything back to normal. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Nevada, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

133300 mi

US $500
noise from rear diff. had bearings replaced 
Feb 2014

137700 mi

US $100
water pump leaking from gasket. replaced water pump serpentine belt, idler pulley and tensioner. 
Sep 2014

148000 mi

US $60
rear window lift struts replaced 
Nov 2014

149300 mi

US $250
replaced front propshaft due to noise and worn u-joint 
Jul 2015

156700 mi

US $200
radiator leaked, was replaced. 
Dec 2015

166000 mi

US $310
solenoid pack replaced 
Jan 2016

167000 mi

US $150
cv joint and u-joint on aftermarket propeller shaft failed. had driveline shop replace failed parts 
May 2016

170300 mi

US $50
rear hatch lock activator broke. 
Jun 2016

171000 mi

US $500
rear differential bearing noise resulted in bearings in differential being replaced. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
- Feb 2009
Feb 2009

74000 mi
sunroof leak. took dealer 3 days to fix 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
Nov 2015

66740 mi
antifreeze fluid got in the transmission over 2500$ worth of damage 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Chihuahua, Mexico
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

146920 mi

$800
t-case shift motor failed and cause 4 low put and make transmision fail and stay neutralize 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Western Australia, Australia
Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Aug 2010

74060 mi

A $800
Passenger side window stuck in open position, took to dealer - asked 800A$ for motor, but they manually closed window. 
Sep 2010

75020 mi

A $800
Window regulator on front driver door failed - stuck in open position.  
Dec 2010

78740 mi

A $110
received spare parts and installed the same. both hood (front) struts failed - unable to hold hood open. ordered replacement parts and replaced the same. 
Aug 2011

86800 mi

A $50
Suspected high pressure hose leaking, causing whining noise. Ordered high pressure hose  struts for rear window failed Both front windows regulators failed in week of each other 
Oct 2011

87420 mi

A $407
received and replaced window regulators on driver and passenger side replaced hose ordered brake pads 
Nov 2011

88660 mi

A $137
Replaced pads parts replaced 
Mar 2013

100440 mi

A $1600
Temp indicator show erratic readings should be steady 100deg C but it was fluctuating between 100 and 115deg C. When bonnet was opened very slim steam was coming from left hand side of radiator.Impossible to see anything when engine cold. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Maryland, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Oct 2011

126300 mi

US $500
EGR sensor valve 
Jul 2012

140700 mi

US $200
Car not cooling properly 
Oct 2012

144000 mi

US $450
Replaced Thermostat 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

89000 mi

US $157
joint was leaking 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Sep 2011 - Feb 2014
Oct 2011

87000 mi
Left-rear lower control arm replaced. Transfer case shift motor replaced. 
Feb 2012

91000 mi

US $135
Transmission coolant line leaking. 
Jan 2014

109000 mi
Idler pulley/tensioner pulley squealing. Idler pulley/tensioner was replaced along with serpentine belt. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2012
Aug 2011

70000 mi

US $384
Exhaust leak, driver side. Exhaust manifold gasket had to be replaced. Seems to be a common problem on the 4.7 V8.  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2013
Mar 2011

128000 mi

US $1800
transmission was defaulting into safe mode (3rd gear). replaced solenoid, probalem still not fixed. partial rebuild of transmission. 
Jan 2013

175000 mi

US $50
heater core leak; bypassed heater core 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

87000 mi

US $200
r & r water pump / oil change 
Jul 2011

89000 mi

US $36
rear seal 
Sep 2012

106000 mi

US $100
rear yoke and seal 
Aug 2015

119000 mi

US $50
third brake light short in unit. sealed fix 
Mar 2016

124000 mi
pads and rotors route 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2016
Mar 2010

34000 mi

US $250
rear pinion seal leak repaired windshield replacement 
Jul 2010

36000 mi

US $190
Intermittent "Check ABS/AWD light" 
Oct 2010

36000 mi
Lt rear ABS sensor replaced 
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Leaking transmission cooler line at crimped rubber hose/hard line junction. Occurred at 39K miles..called Jeep Dealer to see if covered under 7yr Power train Warranty, told no but dealer encouraged me to call Jeep for out of Warranty claim. 
Mar 2011

40000 mi
Intermittent ABS warning /misfunction light despite ABS sensor replaced which OBDII codes suggested was the problem 
Jun 2011

42000 mi

US $10
Tranny cooler lines leaking at rubber hose/crimps..common problem. Temporararily fixed by cutting off crimps and adding 3/8" hose with clamps..lasted quite awhile until trans failed at 54K miles and shopped put in new OEM lines. 
Jan 2012

44700 mi
Other crimped fitting for trans cooler line started to leak at crimp joint...#2 line now with this problem 
Mar 2012

46000 mi
Jeep Dealer continues to guess why "Service Electrical Drive System"/"Service ABS" warning lights on intermittently without definitive fix..just keep replacing parts and see if that cures the problem, thus far without success. 
Jun 2012

47000 mi

US $244
See prior reports..all the ABS sensors now replaced and CEL/ABS/AWD error warning lights off for about 1 month and 2K miles.  
Jul 2012

48000 mi

US $83
At 50K miles, front rotors runout above spec(.004 inches)with uneven brake pad wear and slight brake pedal pulsation 2nd warp. New rotors/pads 
Feb 2013

55000 mi

US $3400
Catastropic transmission failure 
Feb 2016

65000 mi
12V wire to starter solenoid was corroded causing an intermittent "no start" condition. No codes came up at Dealer who replaced the ignition switch "hoping" this would fix problem. My jiggling the solenoid 12V wire and spraying contact cl 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

51000 mi

US $240
Rotors where rusty 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Oct 2007

20800 mi
The dash board "idiot" lights come on and off repeatedly for a few minutes then all is normal. The speedometer and tachometer also drop to 0 when this happens. The car continues to run normally other than this. The dealer replaced the gauge cluster but it 
Jul 2010

49000 mi

US $120
Starter went bad with just over 49,000 miles on it. Changed starter and all is OK. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2014
Sep 2012

112000 mi

US $600
During preventive maintenance mechanic showed me the extensive play in the water pump indicating it was the bearing(s) were beginning to wear and would likely fail soon. I have a history with the dealer and they do have credibility with me. 
Oct 2013

135000 mi

US $125
In high Rockies vehicle would not engage into lo4wd. Dealer diagnostic indicated Low 4wd transfer motor was inoperable. Vehicle drives fine in hi 4wd declined yo have replaced as I estimated cost was 750. And. Decision needs to be made onr 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Nov 2006

19000 mi
Vehicle leaking transmission fluid. Dealer replaced O rings and told me that they just wear out. 
Feb 2007

23000 mi
Check engine light coming on almost everyday. Vehicle jumps into reverse almost 3 times a day. Dealer replaced transmission control module. Vehicle still jumping into reverse and setting check engine light after the repair. 
May 2007

26000 mi
Check engine light stays on and vehicle is jumping into reverse every time I shift. Dealer replaces gear shifter and tells me it had a short. This seems to fix the problem. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

73000 mi

US $100
noisy ring and pinion misadjusted differential bearings caused bearing failure Also replaced water pump. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

122000 mi

US $242
evaporative emissions Tire sensors for air pressure 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2005 - Mar 2010
Sep 2005

4000 mi

US $50
Battery died, said an issue with alternator. 
Nov 2005

8000 mi

US $25
fixed rubber weather stripping on back window. 
May 2006

12000 mi

US $250
Needed major transmission repair as transmission died at a traffic light. Cause was put to recall, although on the recall notice, it is not stated that a complete failure of the system could occur. 
Jan 2007

37000 mi

US $300
needed new lights for climate system gauge 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Kentucky, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Apr 2010

40700 mi

US $450
brake pad slapping sound, still life in pads but replaced all 4 to stop the sound. 
Dec 2010

47000 mi

US $250
hard downshift 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

53000 mi

US $500
Transmission-TCM Shifter-ECM 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

43000 mi

US $100
Starter failure. Vehicle started, I drove to store 2 miles away, went inside, came out, and... nothing. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2012

44200 mi

C $400
Rear differential pinion bearing change, due to loud humming 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Czech Republic
May 2013 - Sep 2014
Mar 2014

105400 mi
factory REF radio - cd blocked in for some reason, stering remote control bugged, radio buttons bugged now it works again 
Aug 2014

111600 mi

$750
complete renewal AC radiator replacement rear wheel hub replacement 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2011
Feb 2010

28300 mi

US $165
Spongy brakes...repaired/ new fluid. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

97000 mi

US $1000
Failing input speed sensor. I declined the fix. It was about $1,000 to repair an intermittent problem. I've decided to sell the vehicle to a friend. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2015
Jun 2011

105000 mi
Transmission fluid pan leaking... 

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