Transmission Rebuild Kits

If your transmission is in need of some maintenance, then you’re most likely going to need a rebuild kit. Unless you’d like to reuse old pieces and clean them yourself, this is highly recommended. When your transmission is being disassembled, old, dirty, or broken pieces need to be replaced for optimum performance from your transmission. These are just precautionary measures taken to avoid any future complications with your transmission. The last thing you want, after taking your car to the shop for transmission issues, is to have to come back again. These kits will come with certain pieces that aid in that optimum performance. Different pieces come with different kits, so you need to be sure which kit you’re buying. The pieces that kits will come with, depending on the one you ordered, include: bands, seals, steels, clutches, gaskets, O-rings, modulators, filters, bushings, and washers. Again, purchase a specific kit, because purchasing a kit without the pieces you need is an annoyance you could have avoided.

 

So, now that you’re sure of which piece you need, it’s time to head online and look up kits and their respective companies. As awful as it may sound, cheaper isn’t always better. Purchasing from big brand companies is a safer bet than purchasing from a company offering a cheaper product. You always get what you pay for and if you want to avoid another trip to the mechanic, then you should definitely invest in a quality kit. On top of having high quality products, they also offer quality customer service. Well, higher quality than a company you haven’t heard of. There’s a reason why they are big name companies and that’s because they’ve proven time and time again that their products and services are amongst the best. Another added benefit from purchasing from these companies is your kit should come with a warranty. If it doesn’t, then you can usually find a kit from a different company that offers one with the kit, or it can come as a feature that you can purchase.

 

You should expect to pay $50 – $300 for your kit. If you have a higher end or luxury car, then your kit will cost more. I definitely don’t recommend doing the disassembly of your transmission on your own, but if you feel up to the task then you could potentially save a lot of money. Depending on if you’re going to the mechanic for a repair or a replacement, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 – $3500 for the job. That is quite a bit more expensive than buying the kit and doing it yourself. However, if you are a novice when it comes to automotive repair, then you definitely run a higher risk of causing more harm to your transmission. Doing so will leave you with no other choice than to completely replace your transmission. Make sure you are completely prepared and ready if you take on the project yourself. If not, then call your local mechanic and set up an appointment. You can’t beat experience.

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What Causes Slipping?

What Causes Slipping?

If you have been told that your transmission is slipping, you may be thinking, “What the heck does that mean!” A slipping transmission is not a good sign and it means that there is a problem with the vehicle itself. Now, you are probably wondering how to tell if the transmission itself is slipping. You will know when it happens as your vehicle will shift gears or it will not accelerate fast enough. In addition, you will feel the shift when you are driving as opposed to a smooth transition to a new gear.

If you do discover that the transmission is indeed slipping, you need to take it in to get fixed right away as allowing it to persist can lead to further complications. If you drive an automatic vehicle, you will find that a slipping transmission is more deadly for your vehicle than if you were driving a manual.

One thing to keep in mind is that when your transmission first starts to slip, getting it fixed can save the transmission and not lead to any more damage. However, if you do not get it repaired, the problem can become much worse and the transmission may fail altogether.

There are a number of things that can cause your transmission to act silly and begin slipping. One of the most common causes is due to low fluid in the vehicle. If you do not have enough transmission fluid in the vehicle, it can cause your gears to stick and have trouble maneuvering. This is often a quick fix with a fluid flush and adding more fluid to the vehicle.

Another reason you may experience slipping is due to worn down gaskets and seals. When this happens, the transmission fluid leaks and the vehicle is unable to get enough of it. A transmission leak can be caused by other reasons as well so if the vehicle is slipping because of a leak, you will need to determine where the leak is and then fix it.

If you have a manual transmission, you may notice slipping of the transmission when the clutch is bad or about to go out. The clutch helps you shift the transmission, but when it is not working properly, the transmission cannot do its job and shift itself. A simple replacement of the clutch should fix the problem for you.

If you are concerned about your transmission or you notice that it is slipping, you need to take it in to a repair shop to have it fixed. It is important you address the issue immediately instead of waiting.

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Which Rераіr Shор Is Fоr Mе

Which Rераіr Shор Is Fоr Mе

Whаt аrе thе dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ? Fіrѕt іѕ dеаlеrѕhірѕ, thіѕ fасіlіtу ѕеllѕ аnd mаіntаіnѕ vеhісlеѕ of thеіr brаnd аnd has a bеttеr knоwlеdgе оf the specific tуре vehicle vеrѕuѕ аnу оthеr rераіr fасіlіtу. Sесоnd іѕ thе nаtіоnаl сhаіn tуре rераіr fасіlіtу. Thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ аrе fаѕtеr аnd mоrе соnvеnіеnt fоr gеnеrаl mаіntеnаnсе work. Thіrd іѕ the іndереndеnt rераіr fасіlіtу. Thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ соnѕіѕt оf lосаl fасіlіtіеѕ thаt аrе nоrmаllу ѕmаllеr аnd hаvе a mоrе gеnеrаlіzеd ѕtаff. Thіѕ mеаnѕ thеу normally service any tуре оf vеhісlе аnd реrfоrm mоѕt repairs.

Whаt tуреѕ оf wаrrаntіеѕ аrе аѕѕосіаtеd wіth a ѕресіfіс rераіr fасіlіtу? Warranties аrе vеrу іmроrtаnt tо аn аutоmоbіlе оwnеr ѕіnсе thеу offer a guаrаntее that the vеhісlе wіll ѕtау іn gооd wоrkіng соndіtіоn аnd іf nоt thе rераіr fасіlіtу wіll rераіr it fоr frее. Out оf thе 3 dіffеrеnt tуреѕ оf rераіr fасіlіtіеѕ the wаrrаntіеѕ аrе ѕіmіlаr. Mоѕt rераіrѕ frоm аll 3 tуреѕ оffеr a 12 mоnth 12,000 mіlе wаrrаntу, but nоt all thе tіmе. Dеаlеrѕhірѕ оffеr аt lеаѕt thе 12/12 wаrrаntу оn mоѕt rераіrѕ but ѕоmеtіmеѕ оffеr lіfеtіmе wаrrаntіеѕ оn certain rераіrѕ. The сhаіn ѕtоrе lосаtіоnѕ wаrrаntіеѕ vаrу frоm lіfеtіmе, 12/12, 6/6 оr еvеn 3/3. As fоr thе іndереndеnt fасіlіtіеѕ it саn vary frоm 12/12 tо nоthіng. Thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ have the аbіlіtу tо decide any wаrrаntу fоr hоw ever long thеу сhооѕе іt to bе. Thе еxсерtіоn tо аll оf thеѕе wаrrаntіеѕ hаѕ tо dо wіth еngіnе аnd trаnѕmіѕѕіоn rерlасеmеnt . A wаrrаntу оn thоѕе twо rераіrѕ nоrmаllу hаѕ a muсh lаrgеr wаrrаntу. Fоr еxаmрlе аn еngіnе rерlасеmеnt аt thе dеаlеr nоrmаl hаѕ a 3/100 dереndіng оn аррlісаtіоn.

Hоw tо сhооѕе thе mоѕt аррrорrіаtе ѕhор fоr уоur сurrеnt repair nееdѕ? Thіѕ саn bе a соmрlісаtеd ԛuеѕtіоn tо аnѕwеr fоr mоѕt аutоmоbіlе оwnеrѕ. Thіѕ dесіѕіоn іѕ going tо bе bаѕеd оff оf thе vеhісlе’ѕ current wаrrаntу, раѕt rераіrѕ, аnd tуре of рrоblеm thаt уоu’rе еxреrіеnсіng wіth thе vеhісlе. Thе bеѕt аррrоасh іѕ tо trу tо dеtеrmіnе what thе problem іѕ уоur hаvіng bеfоrе уоu take іt іn tо thе ѕhор. Yоu саn аѕk a frіеnd аbоut your рrоblеmѕ оr uѕе thе іntеrnеt. Thе іntеrnеt оffеrѕ 2 tуреѕ оf resources, online mесhаnісѕ, аnd аutо repair fоrumѕ. Mоѕt оnlіnе mесhаnіс ѕіtеѕ рrоmоtе сеrtаіn соmраnіеѕ аnd hаvе nо guаrаntееd rеѕроnѕе tіmе tо уоur ԛuеѕtіоn. Fоrumѕ аrе a gооd place tо сhаt wіth оthеr vеhісlе оwnеrѕ, but thаt іѕ аѕ fаr аѕ I wоuld tаkе іt. Mоѕt оf thе advice іѕ bаѕеd оff оf opinions frоm what I have ѕееn аnd іt tаkеѕ vеhісlе оwnеrѕ a fеw days tо gеt thіngѕ fіgurеd оut when uѕіng еіthеr ѕоurсе. I would fіnd a dеdісаtеd ѕеrvісе tо hеlр еxрlаіn роѕѕіblе issues bеfоrе уоu take уоur vеhісlе іn fоr rераіrѕ.

Onсе уоu hаvе nаrrоwеd thе рrоblеmѕ dоwn to аn area оf соnсеrn dесіdе thе fоllоwіng; dоеѕ іt fall undеr аnу factory wаrrаntу? If it fаllѕ undеr factory wаrrаntу оr ѕееmѕ tо bе a rераіr thаt wіll nееd a dеаlеr, use thе mоѕt соnvеnіеnt dеаlеrѕhір. Anу rесеnt rераіrѕ роѕѕіblу associated wіth thе new рrоblеm? If thеrе is a роѕѕіbіlіtу thе rераіr іѕ wаrrаntу item from a rесеnt rераіr tаkе іt tо thаt fасіlіtу tо hореfullу hаvе іt соvеrеd by wаrrаntу. Most реорlе wіll juѕt uѕе the mоѕt соnvеnіеnt rераіr fасіlіtу wіthоut dоіng аnу dіаgnоѕtісѕ оn thе vеhісlе. Bу dоіng ѕо thе оwnеr рutѕ thеmѕеlvеѕ аt a grеаt dіѕаdvаntаgе tо ѕаvе mоnеу аnd аvоіd unnесеѕѕаrу rераіrѕ.

Mаіntеnаnсе rераіrѕ аrе аlѕо vеrу іmроrtаnt whеn сhооѕіng a rераіr fасіlіtу. I реrѕоnаllу ѕее nо nееd tо use a dеаlеrѕhір fоr аn оіl сhаngе. It tаkеѕ tоо lоng аnd nоrmаllу thеу саll wіth a lаrgе list if rераіrѕ. I wоuld rесоmmеnd a nаtіоnаl сhаіn ѕtоrе оr іndереndеnt shop. Sаmе fоr tіrеѕ аnd brаkеѕ ѕо uѕе уоur bеѕt judgmеnt аnd аlwауѕ аѕk an еxреrt before уоu tаkе уоur vеhісlе іn ѕо уоu аrе рrераrеd tо dеаl with thе ѕhор аnd thеіr rераіr rесоmmеndаtіоnѕ.

WHY CHOOSE TWIN CHARLOTTE SERVICE?

Wе have bееn repairing transmissions of all tуреѕ fоr over 30 уеаrѕ.

Wе knоw your transmission, іnѕіdе аnd out! Prореr maintenance оf уоur vehicle саn рrеvеnt major repairs оf your transmission, including a соmрlеtе оvеrhаul or rebuild. Trаnѕmіѕѕіоn Services аrе nоt соѕtlу, and wіll help your vehicle run аt its bеѕt performance.

Wе оffеr thе LONGEST Rebuild warranty іn Charlotte NC

Our wаrrаntу іѕ bу fаr thе lоngеѕt rеbuіld warranty іn Chаrlоttе NC. We stand bеhіnd our work аnd offer 3 Yеаrѕ / UNLIMITED Mіlеѕ.

For more information about Twin Charlotte visit http://www.twincharlotte.com/ We look forward to seeing you!!

What is Transmission Fluid?

When it comes to your transmission, it takes several components to keep it running smoothly. However, the most important part is the transmission fluid. It may not seem as though the fluid would be important, what with all the different gears and transfer of energy, but without being lubricated, all that will not work correctly.

It Works as a Coolant!

If you have an automatic, it is understandable with all the work your transmission is doing on its own that it may get overheated. However, thanks to automatic transmission fluid, it keeps everything cool. If for some reason, you smell a sickly-sweet burning smell you need to check your transmission fluid to make sure it isn’t getting low. If it is low, check for leaks, because transmissions don’t use up fluids like other parts of the vehicle.

Main Fluid Functions

It keeps all the gears and metal parts clean
It prevents grinding and metal shavings
Keeps not only transmission cool, but helps with the motor as well.
Helps transfer speed and energy
When to Change Fluid

Transmission fluid is unlike any other fluid in your vehicle. Unless you are having transmission issues, you should never really “need” to change your fluid. However, if anytime you check the transmission fluid and it is burnt or has shavings you should see a repair technician and see what the issue at hand is. If you feel as though your transmission fluid needs be changed just to be safe, consider around every 60,000 miles.

Twin Transmission in Charlotte wants to be your go to a specialist. If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, contact them today. With over 30 years’ experience in transmission repairs and rebuild you can’t go wrong. Not only do they offer free estimates and consultation, but free towing as well. If you find yourself with a transmission on its last legs, they’re there for you!

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Leaking Transmission Fluid and Lack of Response Connected?

Leaking Transmission Fluid and Lack of Response Connected?

When it comes to trying to diagnose your car issues, it can be really hard to do for the untrained eye. If you don’t know a lot about cars, it is often best to go to a specialist. A lot of companies offer free consultations. This way you find out what is wrong and they get the opportunity to get your business. However, a lot of issues can be broken down to fluid and response.

Leaking Fluid

A transmission reuses the same fluid; it doesn’t use it up as your motor does. Therefore, if you start seeing your transmission is constantly low on fluid you most likely have a leak somewhere. It can be easy to spot a leak, just look under your car towards where your motor and transmission meet and see if there is a spot on the ground. Transmission fluid is a reddish color and smells sweet. When you run low on fluid, you can chip gears and over heat.

Lack or No Response

Your transmission is created to work like a machine. Transferring power from the motor and sending it to the axle. Sometimes where a transmission is getting worn out there becomes an issue such as lack of response, which can cause a slight loss of power. You can tell if this is happening if when you go into drive, and the motor revs to high rpm’s before taking off, then there is a response issue. Get to a repairman to see what the issue exactly is.

Often these two-run hand in hand. If you are having fluid issues, it can cause your transmission to lack response or quit altogether. A professional should handle transmission issues at all times. They require several different tools and part, making it outrageous for a normal person to handle. Contact Twin Transmission; they can assist you with all your transmission repairs and rebuild with little cost to you.

 

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2002 Honda Accord Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

2002 Honda Accord Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

Out of all the complaints or possible repair problems for the 2002 Honda Accord, nothing compares to the amount of complaints for repair with its transmission. Carcomplaints.com, a site where car owners can enter in repair complaint information, lists over 585 complaints for the 2002 Honda Accord, 511 of the complaints referring to the vehicle’s transmission. Transmission failure with the Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey is a widespread problem in models made from 1999-2004. The 2003 Honda Accord, 2001 Honda Civic and 2002 Honda Odyssey appear to be the worst years for transmission failure.

Honda owners’ transmission problems are not a surprise to Dennis Madden, the chief executive of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association. Mr. Madden said that in the 1990s there was a feeling that, “Wow, Honda really makes a great transmission. They last a long time.” But now, he said, Honda transmissions have a reputation as troublesome.

Consumer Reports’ 2010 reliability survey showed “major problems” with transmissions on the 2001–3 Acura MDX and TL, the Honda Odyssey and “to a lesser extent, Accord,” wrote Anita Lam, the magazine’s automotive data program manager. “Honda Civics and Pilots did not seem to share this problem,” she wrote in an e-mail. (source)

2002 Honda Accord transmission repair and problems:

Honda Transmission Repair Charlotte NCIt is important to fix transmission problems as soon as possible because allowing a problem to linger can cause permanent damage to your car. If your engine will rev up, but the car won’t shift into gear or move it could be a defective torque converter. In fact, the majority of Honda owners with transmission problems are saying the torque converter is failing and essentially burning up the transmission fluid, rendering the entire transmission useless. Be aware of your car slipping into neutral. Some Honda owners have also reported that the car’s transmission pops randomly into neutral, which causes grinding when traveling at high speeds.

We have been repairing Honda transmissions for over 30 years. If you think you have a transmission problem, please contact us at 704-821-3460 or email us at twinauto@live.com . We can properly diagnose your transmission problem and let you know what your options are for repair or rebuild.

Here are several signs the 2002 Honda Accord gives when there is need for a transmission repair:

  • transmission slipping and jerking
  • transmission hesitates and shifts very hard
  • shakes when downshifting
  • won’t go into gear
  • bearing noise when accelerating
  • torque converter is going out
  • transmission fluid leak
  • high pitch noise when put in gear
  • rumbling noise
  • struggles in reverse as though brake was on

Known as the Transmission King of Charlotte, Twin Automotive is the largest rebuilt Transmission repair shop in Charlotte NC. Our dedication to rebuilding transmissions with the highest quality, along with our outstanding customer service has led widespread recognition in the automotive repair industry. Do you have a transmission problem? Contact us for a free diagnosis or estimate.

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Do You Need a Transmission Flush?

Do You Need a Transmission Flush?

If you are considering having your transmission flushed, you need to take a couple of things into consideration. Are you having any transmission issues? When was the last time you had your fluid changed? How many miles do you drive yearly? These are just a few of the questions to ask yourself. Really the only time you need a flush is if you recently had any transmission issues.

What is a flush?

A transmission flush is a lot like a fluid change. However, the difference between them is a change just drains old fluid and replaces it with new. A flush, on the other hand, removes all the fluid, cleans the inside of the transmission and removes any debris that may be in there. This can tell you if your transmission is having any issues, such as overheating or grinding. You typically only need to do a flush once in the cars lifetime.

How much does it cost?

When it comes to cost, a transmission flush is like every other service, it all depends on. High-end cars can end up costing more than your basic car flushes. This is because they often require more labor, special tools, and even different fluid types. The cost also depends on where you live, the type of shop you use, and the amount of fluid needed. Talk to a transmission repair specialist in your area for an estimate.

You should contact your transmission specialist before deciding on a flush. There are a lot of pros and cons to consider. Some people believe that a flush can do more damage than it helps. Flushes have been known to dislodge slug and debris and send it to areas that can end up causing damage. Therefore, you should only get a flush is the specialist says so. Contact Twin Transmission today to find out if a flush is right for you.

 

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How to Find a Trustworthy Mechanic

How to Find a Trustworthy Mechanic

Your transmission, one of the most important parts of your car is finding itself on its last leg. But what does that mean, new car, a repair, a rebuild? Well, it all depends on the extent of the damage. However, to know what all is wrong and if it is worth repairing, you have to get it to the repairman. With the vast amount of transmission specialists out there it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices. We’re here to help.

Never Go with The First One

As with every service, you want to call around until you find one that fits your requirements. Those requirements should be experience, price, helpfulness, and friendliness. Often this can take calling a few different places. However, you should never go with the first person you call. If they seem legit, at least find a few more places to compare them to. Ensuring you get the best deal.

Have the Right Qualifications

A transmission repair, let alone a rebuild is a very big job. Therefore, not just anyone can do it. Make sure whatever repairman or company you choose to go with has the right qualifications. Not only in over-all experience in transmission repairs, but in your specific type as well.

Just Ask Around

When all else fails, and you’re not sure where to even begin sometimes it is best just to ask around. Friends, family, and co-workers are often the best place to start when looking for new places. Ask them who they used for transmission issues and if they would ever go there again. This can tell you a lot about who you can trust.

Twin Transmission specializes in transmission repairs and rebuilds. Whether you think your transmission is going out or you already know you need a rebuild call them today!

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Is Your Transmission About to Bite the Dust?

Is Your Transmission About to Bite the Dust?

Think of your car as a machine, a well-oiled machine. When one part of that machine breaks, the rest of it will soon follow. Therefore, if you start to feel like you are having transmission issues, it can be in your best interest to get to a repairman as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can be left with a completely broken down car. Spotting a transmission issue is rather easy, it will either start making sounds or start losing power.

Strange Sounds

A healthy transmission is a quiet one. Therefore, if you have any odd sounds coming from under your vehicle, you will need to see what the issue is. Manual and standard transmissions have different sounds when messing up. A standard will often have a grinding sound or feeling when trying to shift into a different gear. Often, this grinding is the clutch seizing up, but it can lead to more serious issues. An automatic will typically hum, buzz, or whine when starting to go out. If you are having any of these issues, seek professional help.

Delay or Stalling

Your transmission is what takes power from your motor and sends it to the axle making you go. If your car is delaying or flat out stalling it can put you in harm’s way. The transmission is designed to keep you in the designated gear if you are stalling, or even delaying going into a certain gear, you need to first check fluid levels, and if all reads right, you could have a bigger issue at hand.

Twin Transmission in Charlotte has been repairing and rebuilding transmissions for over 30 years. If you have any worries concerning your transmission or just a service, contact them today. They offer free diagnosis and estimates. This can end up saving you hundreds more than several other transmission companies out there.

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Rebuilt Transmission Specialist | Charlotte NC

Rebuilt Transmission Specialist | Charlotte NC

Rebuilt Transmission Charlotte NCThe Transmission is one of the most complicated parts of your vehicle. Inside one transmission contains hundreds of parts, ranging from gears, seals, valves, gaskets, clutches, clutch disks, and many other transmission components. But what happens when a transmission fails, gears start slipping, or your car won’t move? What does a rebuilt transmission cost and what is done when a transmission is rebuilt?

As Charlotte NC ‘s best rebuilt transmission specialist. We have been rebuilding all types of transmissions for over 30 years, ranging from Honda Accords to Ford Explorers (all makes and model vehicles.)

Rebuilt Transmission Process
The rebuilt transmission process can be very time-consuming. The labor required to rebuild a transmission varies depending on the type of vehicle and transmission itself. Rebuilding a transmission should only be left to a specialist in this field.

First the transmission is removed from the vehicle. Then the transmission is completely disassembled. The fluids are drained and all the parts are inspected. The parts are cleaned completely during inspection. Internal parts that are replaced are: friction lined clutches, bands, seals, bushings, gaskets, molded rubber pistons, filters, and sealing rings. (These parts are called “soft parts” and should always be replaced with any transmission rebuild). Components replaced are updated with new quality parts.

Other components, referred to as “hard parts”, are replaced when they do not meet critical tolerance limits or are high failure rate items for the particular application. “Hard Parts” are transmission parts that in general should not wear out, but do sometimes, therefore requiring replacement upon a rebuild job. Sometimes the wear is very obvious, but other times it is discovered only during the disassembly and inspection of a rebuild in process. If a hard part components does need to be replaced, this can often add to the cost of the rebuilt transmission, since this is an additional item in the transmission rebuild process. Hard Parts to a transmission include front pump assemblys, Sprag clutches, Clutch Drums, Planetary Gears, Shafts, transmission case, Transmission Sun gears, Clutch hubs and much more.

After parts have been cleaned, inspected, replaced as needed — the entire transmission is reassembled. New transmission fluid and transmission testing completes the process.

Rebuilt Transmissions have the potential to restore a vehicle’s transmission to peak operational efficiency and to result in a long-lasting transmission. A vehicle with a rebuilt transmission can often times be driven for thousands and thousands of miles, even for the life of the vehicle in some cases, before requiring any further transmission repair.

Signs of a transmission problem, such as gears not shifting properly, loss of gears, car will not move, red fluid leaking underneath the vehicle — these can all result in a transmission repair or rebuilt transmission. As the rebuilt transmission specialist in Charlotte, NC we can determine if you are in need of a transmission repair. If you think you have a transmission problem, please contact us at 704-821-3460 for a transmission diagnosis. All diagnosis’ are free with repair.

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