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Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

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Toyota RAV4 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (27%)

Chart based on 56 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

72300 mi

US $1100
Rotors and pads replacement. 
620 mi No Access.Grinding noise, knocks from bottom when braking on slow speed. Dealership attempted to fix 4 times, unsuccessfully. Case opened and escalated to Toyota Canada. Toyota Canada refused to fix stating that not enough complaints. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

27000 mi

US $415
Loose screw damaged left front caliper and pads. The problem created excessive vibration and noise. Both front calipers and pads were replaced. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

65000 mi

US $320
replaced front pads and rotors after 65000mi 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

24500 mi

US $297
Front brakes needed new pads 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

21500 mi

US $455
Was told brakes were metal to metal and rotors needed to be cut. 
27000 mi

US $438
Dealer reported severe wear front brakes inside pads only (2mm left each side) at 27,700. Outside pad wear 7mm each side. Shop asserted this was seriously unsafe, replaced pads and resurfaced rotors at my expense. 
24800 mi Front brakes pads, rotors and callipers, rear brakes, rotor and pads. 
35700 mi

US $1128
Front brake pads worn, rotors out of round 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi

US $115
Replaced front brake pads 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

38000 mi

US $450
Rear brake pad failed, caused rotor damage. Replaced pad rotors & all hardware for the rear brake system. I live in an area of heavy snow fall. (Lotsa road salt) Winter here is hell on a vehicle. 
42700 mi

US $550
all Brakes and rotors replaced 
50000 mi Shop repaired brakes on front that had been replaced Nov. 2015 
13020 mi hand brake was not holding and the pedal seemed soft 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

55000 mi

US $360
Dash warning lights; ABS, DSC, Brake. Next day, added Check engine, and 4wd. Happened twice, none since then. Dealer recommended replacing a $2140 brake actuator part. Would have to wait 7 to 10 days to receive the part. Express shipping NA. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi As delivered the parking brake would not hold the car if there was even a shallow slope. Dealer re-adjusted the parking brake to specification and solved the problem 
52000 mi

US $350
Brakes were worn out (drums worn). Replaced to repair. 
58000 mi

US $100
Rear brake pads bound in caliper, causing uneven premature wear and damaged rear disks. Replaced pads and disks. 
70000 mi

US $250
Routine brake repair. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

30380 mi Front rotors replaced; Rear brakes serviced 
50840 mi Rear brakes (defective) replaced after 6 months / 9,000 km under parts warranty. 
73000 mi Replaced front Disc brake pads 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

27000 mi

US $400
Worn brake pads at 26,000 miles and I drive very easy 
63000 mi

US $120
My passenger (right) rear caliper not modulating properly/sticking if the parking break is applied especially after exposed to moisture. The parts inspected and cleaned. Parking break adjusted. Issue still exists. 
52000 mi

US $125
Rear brakes "pop" after reversing and then moving forward. A slight jerk can also be felt when the noise occurs. Dealer could not duplicate. 
20000 mi

US $300
Replace front brake pads 
35920 mi

C $260
Front Rotors excessively rusted and replaced under warranty. Brake pads replaced due to normal wear. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $1363
3rd/4th Replacement of F/R Brake Pads & 2nd time for F/R Rotors. I do mostly highway driving. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

13640 mi Master cylinder failure 
70000 mi

US $250
replaced front worn pads and rotors. Car made loud squealing sound when braking. 
68300 mi

US $1500
Pulsating pedal, had to pump the pedal for effectiveness. 
93000 mi

C $450
replaced 4 wheels rotors, pads 
61700 mi

US $750
Brake pads and rotors replaced, Brake fluid bled and replaced 
65500 mi

US $250
Typical wear to brakes. Rotors require replacement. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.0L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT AWD

43400 mi

$350
Too much vibration in the steering Break discs have been deformed and replaced 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

43000 mi

US $800
Replaced rear brake pads 
14880 mi

C $580
brakes 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

1361 mi Brake booster diagnosis and hood flutter. 
53000 mi

US $500
Replaced worn out rotors due to poor braking performance. 
40000 mi

US $110
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
48700 mi

US $35
Replaced rear brake pads at 49,000 miles 
113460 mi

C $800
Changed the brakes pads and rotors at the 4 corners 
43000 mi

US $491
ABS/4WD/Trac lights on. Right/Front wheel speed sensor wires cut or chewed. Wheel speed sensor replaced 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

59000 mi

US $30
Replaced rear brake pads. 
70000 mi

US $380
Rotor replaced 
86000 mi

US $1600
Brakes engaged while driving. Had vehicle towed. All calipers and rotors had to be replaced, brake fluid replaced. 
89000 mi Groaning noise when brakes released 
130820 mi

C $1800
Seized calipers and worn pads 
81220 mi

C $135
REPLACED FRONT BRAKE PADS & TURNED ROTORS 
44300 mi

US $300
Worn pads and new rotors. 
56000 mi

US $400
The brake pedal was almost to the floor, yet the front brakes were addressed a year before. It ended up being the rear brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

45720 mi

C $1116
Replaced front and rear brake pads and rotors 
126700 mi

US $325
needed brake job 
54140 mi

C $420
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced 
92340 mi rear brake service to clean corrosion off rotors and free up calipers 
99200 mi

C $400
Normal wear and tear 
105200 mi

C $300
Routine replacement due to wear 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

turbocharged 134hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

29000 mi Brakes shuddering when braking hard. Shop reported discs distorted and were replaced under warranty 
78000 mi

£400
Brake discs badly pitted causing vibration on braking 
83000 mi

£180
Parking brake stuck on. Shop stripped cleaned and replaced brake shoes, readjusted. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

107000 mi

US $200
Rear brakes scrubbing and squeeling 
34000 mi

US $65
noisy front brakes, took in to dealer for diagnosis of glazed rotors, pads good for at least another 10K miles, paid hefty diagnostic fee and living with noise until ready to do resurface rotors and do brakes. 
37000 mi

US $350
Had front brake rotors cleaned/resurfaced, pads replaced 
98300 mi Replaced pads and turned rotors 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

37000 mi

US $135
Front rotors warped. 
71000 mi

US $704
Vehicle shimmyed badly above 80mph and when braking. Rotors were warped and replaced along with brake pads, and wheels were rebalanced. 
61000 mi

US $60
Replaced Rear Brake Pads. Did work my self. 
21700 mi crunching noise in front end. Rotors which had been refaced had or developed high spots and pads were seized in holders. Replaced new rotors under warranty. 
59520 mi

C $200
Back rotors and brake pads were replaced 
76880 mi

C $95
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced 
78000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear brake pads, turned rotors 
1000 mi Hand brake needed to be raised very high for it to grab. It isn't normal as none of the others do it but they won't fix it since it still works. 
30380 mi

C $850
Mechanic said all 4 brake rotors were badly scored and could not be machined. Pads had 30% left, but should also be replaced. 
70680 mi

C $720
New front and rear brake pads and rotors 
97960 mi

C $1281
front pads and rotors worn and needed to be replaced 
55000 mi

US $400
Noise when stopping; rotors were refinished. 
38000 mi Brake grinding noise 
69000 mi

US $300
Had to put new disks since old ones were defective 
71300 mi

US $750
New Brake pads, rotrs rear 
50000 mi

US $306
normal wear and tear 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn front brake pads. First set, 90,000 miles. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

60140 mi

C $845
Took car out of storage after 2 years and had everything services. Brake rotors had to be replaced due to corrosion. 
74000 mi

US $250
needed new brakes on rear 
24800 mi

C $285
lubricated pins etc 
36580 mi

C $850
New discs and pads on the front and reworked the rear 
45880 mi

C $640
Mainly replaced rear brakes, serviced (sanded) front brakes plus normal service 
99200 mi brake inspection during routine oil change found parts below spec Front brake pads replaced and rotors turned 
41160 mi

C $600
Noted Brakes needed repair, had all of them looked at. they replaced Rotors with heavy duty ones and did everything else Brakes need 
118000 mi

US $622
calipers on the rear wheel had to be replaced. rotors and pads 
70000 mi

US $549
Rotors replaced 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

162000 mi

US $260
Engine Oil Changed. Synthetic Oil Front Brakes replaced. Four Wheel Alignment. 
81840 mi

C $30
Brake oil tank empty. Very cold -48C. Also still on original pads. 
82460 mi

C $450
Change for vented rotor and ceramic brake pads Front and rear. It solves the brake fluid problem we had before as listed. 
85000 mi

US $300
Rear pads replaced, rotors turned. May or may not have actually needed turning. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

19840 mi

C $1000
Replaced pads and rotors 
35960 mi

C $1000
replaced front and rear brakes and rotors 
67000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel sensor failed, causing the 4WD, ABS, ASC, and Brake lights to illuminate on the instrument panel. 
159520 mi

C $300
Rear rotor replacement along with pads 
44000 mi

US $400
Had serpentine belt and rear brakes replaced, which I paid for along with reg servicing. 
27000 mi All the lights came on the dash and vehicle would not go above 35-45mph. Was told it was likely caused by ice/snow buildup in wheels/wheel wells. Problem has not returned since. 
33600 mi

US $700
Brake Pads and Turn Rotors. 
40300 mi

US $450
Replace rear brake rotors and brake pads. 
141360 mi

C $200
The car needed to have rear brake pads replaced. They also repaired a few recall issues. 
21000 mi

US $260
Heard a loud knocking sound when applying brakes. During routine maintenance, found that front pads need replaced and that front rotors needed turned. 
59000 mi

US $500
rear brake pads replaced, rear drums serviced 
91140 mi

C $220
Rear brakes replaced due to wear. Indicated by noise while operating the vehicle. 
31000 mi

US $300
During 30K service, shop noticed worn front pads & rotors. 
86000 mi brake check valve needed replaced. There is a TSB for this, caused a buzzing sound when applying brakes that came from dashboard area. 
42000 mi

US $100
Faulty Caliper on left front 
54000 mi

US $115
replaced rotors and pads 
67700 mi

US $545
Needed new brakes. Rotors and pads 
73000 mi Defective rear rotors. Replaced under warranty 
99000 mi

US $1126
BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS LESS THAN ALLOWABLE LIMITS BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS LESS THAN ALOWABLE LIMITS. PARTS ORDERED AND REPLACED. 
121000 mi

US $289
Pads extremely worn and rotors need turning. 
127000 mi

US $872
Brake cable would "hang up" during "sloppy" weather, i.e., ice, snow, melting snow. Released when temps went above freezing. Adjusted parking brake at handle and rear brake. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

47000 mi

US $180
rear brakes nearly to metal, replaced for $180. 
52000 mi

US $640
Another brake job, this one with both the calipers and the pads needing to be replaced due to excessive wear. Front end this time. 
28000 mi New brake front 
87000 mi

US $150
rotor was warped and replaced along with new brake pads. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

42000 mi

US $25
change rear brakes pads 
87000 mi

US $55
Change rear brake pads. 
53780 mi

C $140
front caliper seized 
9000 mi Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
100900 mi

C $150
Replaced rear brake pads and shims 
105400 mi

C $50
Vehicle stability control warning light on. Yaw sensor required calibration. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

57240 mi

$100
Brake pump normal wear. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

117300 mi

US $350
Brake booster replaced 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

55180 mi Installed new rear brake pads and turned rotors - squealers had been squealing. 
31620 mi Changing 4x brake pads & discs. 
64260 mi

C $200
replace rotors and pads 
61000 mi

US $900
brake pads, tires replaced, 
10000 mi "Clunk" after using parking brake. Covered by Toyota TSB "if customer complains". 
10000 mi Repaired with TSB - updated brake parts. 
94000 mi Brake, ABS, and VSC lights would come on for no reason at all. 
22320 mi

C $65
Rear rotors were scored. Pads were out of alignment. Rotors were turned and pads replaced under warranty. 
83700 mi

C $800
Replaced brakes. Surprised it had to include replacing rotors. Normal maintenance. 
117800 mi

C $600
Brakes seem to wear fast this last year. 
53320 mi

C $850
Front and rear brake pad replacement. Front rotors turned and rear rotors replaced with new. Took 3 trips to dealer to complete repair. 
102000 mi

US $130
Turned rotors & new pads. 
49000 mi Stuck pin, abnormal pad wear. Pins required greasing. 
51000 mi Grinding noise from one front wheel. Glazed brakes. Had to resurface the pads. 
59500 mi Replaced disc, turned rotors 
98000 mi

US $1000
Brakes Done, New Battery, Fluids Replaced, Tire Rotation, Cabin air filter 
160000 mi

US $60
Replaced brake pads 
65700 mi

US $500
Problem with right rotor, requiring rotor to be resurfaced and new pads to be installed. 
46500 mi

C $350
Replaced Front rotor for noise reduction and replaced all break pads (wear and tear) 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi

US $600
Front brakes needs to be replaced as they were worn out. 
17000 mi needed front brakes around 17,000 miles no off roading or hard braking 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

67300 mi

US $400
Brakes were worn out and needed to be fixed. 
117000 mi

US $1190
Brake booster failure. Brake booster was replaced. 
120000 mi Brake pads needed replacing 
48000 mi

US $263
Front brake pads were replaced on Saturday 6-15-2013. 
72000 mi

US $150
Caliper bolt froze not allowing pads to float. Had to replace caliper 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

384000 mi

US $250
Right rear parking brake cable froze up and had to be repalaced 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

73160 mi

C $510
Front ABS system: Pads and Rotors; free play adjustment on pedal; requested slack removal on emergy br. cable..Had to return vehicle to shop on following day for a proper 'pressure line bleed' due to spongy pedal play. 
97340 mi

C $544
driver/owner had a temp contract in Muncton,NB and thus was required to have the vehicle inspected for mechanical/safety flaws, inb order to obtain a certificate for operating said vehicle in the Province of New Brunswick.... 
51460 mi Front disks, pads, calipers 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $30
past few months, after it rains or a car wash,ABS, traction control,stability control warning lights stay lit x2-3 days. During oil change,asked my mechanic to run diagnostic; showed issue, he recommended dealer eval next time time lights on 
44000 mi

US $169
Replaced front brake pads 
178000 mi

US $180
Traction control. 
146000 mi

US $146
Front brake caliper on one side was frozen and discovered to cause accelerated brake pad wear when replacing pads/rotors. Replaced caliper and bled brake system. 
149000 mi

US $135
Master brake cylinder was bypassing/leaking internally causing the brake pedal to slowly sink to the floor at stoplights. Replaced master cylinder, bled the system. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

142366 mi

C $124
caliper slider seized, replaced front slider pin 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

103000 mi

US $260
Replaced rear brakes while replacing rear bearings. 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

66300 mi

€250
Front brakes were worn out. 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

45880 mi

€800
Brake pad on rear axle halfway broken due to massive corrosion. Had to be replaced. 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi

US $170
continuos squaling while breaking coming from the front passanger side 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

136000 mi

US $70
Traction control sensor has failed. Replacement required removal of the front right wheel and manually plugging the new sensor 

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2002 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

138880 mi

C $200
Replaced front brake pads, turned rotors. Serviced rear brakes. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

83080 mi

C $400
Brake job 

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1997 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

156000 mi

US $220
Front brake pad and drums were replaced 
225700 mi

US $700
Master cylinder bad, brake fluid old, whole system replaced. 

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