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Car in for Service - guess the official diagnosis?

So, I have had my car in for service five times for the same problem. There is a series of 5 to 10 knocks at the rear passenger side of the car almost everytime I come to a stop and sit for 10 seconds or longer. After four services and 5 days of sound sensors hooked up to the car, they finally got back to me with an official diagnosis. Can you guess what it is?

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Wife in the trunk?
How did they miss that the first four times? Forget to take her out this time?
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change that fell behing the panels?
No, but that is a good one.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Wife in the trunk?
How did they miss that the first four times? Forget to take her out this time?
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dead hooker in the trunk

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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lugs came off and were rattling between the rim and the cap?

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lugs came off and were rattling between the rim and the cap?
No, but a good one.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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i've had my truck in for the same prob and every time the little 'happy' guy tells me chevy knows about it and its just gonna have the sensor prob lol im debating about telling them to turn the sensor off....i think i should know when i have a flat tire....
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Ok, the official diagnosis for the Westmont Mercedes dealership is ...



trunk monkey



Evidently, there is a known issue with a charcoal filter that they refer to as the "trunk monkey". Nothing they can do to fix it. wtf!

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Beating off at stoplights?

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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There is a series of 5 to 10 knocks at the rear passenger side of the car
Midget Hookers trying to get in for a ride?
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Oh and if the hookers were dead they wouldn't make any noise.. Not in my experience anyway...
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Im picturing the family guy scene when the quagmires trunk flies open and asian hookers come running out



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lugs came off and were rattling between the rim and the cap?
Kinda had that happen. I forgot and left the lug nut key in there and at slow speeds (below 25mph) i heard a rattle I couldnt figure out but above those speeds it was gone... stupid me. Trunk monkey huh? EMR?

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I missed the thread where you purchased a Benz, nice job. I had a similar problem with the climate control filter but they just cleaned it.
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What sucks is they are calling the issue complete. Nothing I can do about it. I was pissed about it and then they tell me "what you got there is a damn trunk monkey". What do you say to something like that? lol trunk monkey

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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What sucks is they are calling the issue complete. Nothing I can do about it. I was pissed about it and then they tell me "what you got there is a damn trunk monkey".
What model is it?
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What model is it?
I'll give you a ride next time you're in town.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Don't believe him; he's been promising that to me for years.
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I called the Merk customer service number and they told me that Merk dealerships are independently owned and operated setting their own guidelines so there is not much they can do.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Buy an audi. At least you will get the pleasure of knowing your car is really broken.
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What model is it?
AnotherMuthafuckinGangsta ride. That's what John the PIMP pilots.

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