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Slight knock noise, Yes breaking. Kinda like knocking on a

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JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: Slight knock noise
JA: How would you describe the sound? Does it happen more when you're braking? Shifting gears?
Customer: Yes breaking. Kinda like knocking on a coffee table just one knock and it goes away 2009 c300
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing idk if there is an issue trying to figure it out. What could it be?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: A couple weeks ago some smoke came out of exhaust when i started car but i think was just condinsation
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Hi im kevin the knocking you ask about is this every time you brake or only under hard braking ? What colour was the smoke ?how many miles do you do in car does it get used often ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Kind of under hard breaking. It has 90,000 miles. The smoke was white it hasnt happened since.
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Has the car sat for any periods of time recently ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Not really no
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it gets driven at least a couple times a week
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

I mean it sounds as though you haveva rust patch on the front rotors causing your knocking under heavy braking .this will either get better the more brakes are used and will clean surface of rotor .or it will slowly get worse and rotors will need to be replaced to cure .the smoke sounds a lot like condensation if it hasnt happened again no need to worry

Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Please remember to rate my service and let me know if you need anything elae at all

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hey man i do need rotors they are rusted and breaks squeal when i break. So the knocking gould be caused by the bad rotors?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
They are rusted pretty bad
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Yeah deffinatly if they are rusty they can make some very heavy knocking noises and in some cases give a vibration through car and steering wheel .replacing them will cure your issue

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sweet thanks a lot man i appreciate it i figured it was something simple but i was a little worried. So its a 2009 c300 with 90,000 miles as long as i keep up with the maintenance i should be good right? Ive never had a mercedes or any luxury car so im hoping it lives up to the hype they say these things last forever lol
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Yes to be totally honest all modern cars last long as maintenence is kept up to date please remember to rate my service

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
One last question. I finally got the tire pressure correct the care wants 31 but the dash has a "!" Saying correct tire pressure. Do i need to reset it or did i do something wrong?
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Yes you rest tyre pressure through dash board

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Yea i keep doing it but it goes back again
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

It goes back ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The dash says i have a service message, i hit ok, then it says do i wanna reset to new tire pressure i say yes and the "!" Goes away then comes back again within like 10 mins
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Ok so you rest system it accept that its been reset but then comes back ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

ok this sounds like you possibly have a bad tyre valve not giving a correct reading .you will need to have car plugged in to a mercedes scan tool to find which valve is at fault

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok. Can i do this at autozone with their scanners? Its not a serious issue right
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Not a serious issue at all its more of a convinience issue .autozone may be able to do this for you

Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks alot u were great hopefully if i have queations agon i can find u
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

No problem remember to rate and ask for me in future

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok sounds good
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

No problem

Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

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