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Removing quotes in a csv file

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Hello experts. I have an excel (.csv file) that when opening in note pad gives me this (please note these are only a couple of sample records as the file is pretty large.

"Mod.;""Materialtext"";""MM"";""MM-Text de"";""MM-Text en"";""MM-Text fr"";""MMW"";""MMW-Text de"";""MMW-Text en"";""MMW-Text fr"";""SAP"";""EKP""",,,,,,,,,,,,
"01001;""EuroLine Tisch 70x70cm"";""MD_207"";""Tischhöhe"";""table height"";""Hauteur de table"";""064"";""64cm"";""64cm"";""64cm"";""000000000399000540"";-0.57",,,,,,,,,,,,
"01001;""EuroLine Tisch 70x70cm"";""MD_207"";""Tischhöhe"";""table height"";""Hauteur de table"";""070"";""70cm"";""70cm"";""70cm"";""000000000399000540"";0.04",,,,,,,,,,,,
The first record would represent the column headings. What I would like to do is remove all the quotation marks a simple leave the semi colon (;) as my delimiter and export as a text file. Below is my code that produces a text file but the quotes still remain. What am I missing? The code is part of a module in excel if that helps.

Dim aryVals As Variant
Dim x As Long
Dim y As Long
Dim strText As String

Set wks = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Test")
With wks
Set rngLastCellCol = FindRange(RangeArg:=.Cells, ByColOrRow:=xlByColumns)
If rngLastCellCol Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
Set rngLastRowCell = FindRange(.Cells)

aryVals = .Range(.Cells(1), .Cells(rngLastRowCell.Row, rngLastCellCol.Column))
End With

Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set TStream = FSO.CreateTextFile(ThisWorkbook.Path & "\Test.txt", True)

For x = 1 To UBound(aryVals, 1)
strText = vbNullString
For y = 1 To UBound(aryVals, 2)
'strText = strText & Replace(aryVals(x, y), ",", """,""") & ";"
strText = strText & aryVals(x, y) & ";"

Next
TStream.WriteLine strText ' Left(strText, Len(strText) - 1)
' Debug.Print Left(strText, Len(strText) - 1)
Next
TStream.Close
End Sub

Function FindRange(RangeArg As Range, _
Optional ByVal FindWhat As Variant = "*", _
Optional FindAfter As Range, _
Optional LookWhere As XlFindLookIn = xlValues, _
Optional WholeOrPart As XlLookAt = xlPart, _
Optional ByColOrRow As XlSearchOrder = xlByRows, _
Optional NextOrPrevious As XlSearchDirection = xlPrevious, _
Optional MatchCaseBool As Boolean = False, _
Optional MatchFound As Boolean = False) As Range

If FindAfter Is Nothing Then
Set FindAfter = RangeArg(1, 1)
End If

Set FindRange = RangeArg.Find(What:=FindWhat, _
After:=FindAfter, _
LookIn:=LookWhere, _
LookAt:=WholeOrPart, _
SearchOrder:=ByColOrRow, _
SearchDirection:=NextOrPrevious, _
MatchCase:=MatchCaseBool)
MatchFound = Not FindRange Is Nothing
End Function
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