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Old 03-10-2012, 01:22 PM
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CLUNKING sound when engine is turned off.....

This may be a common issue. My 204 is a manual and makes a quick clunking sound when I turn the motor off.....it does NOT make the sound when I depress the clutch as I'm shutting her down...

Problem....solution...advice...?
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I get the same Clunk sound. I also have a manual. I'm guessing it's the exhaust front pipe rattling. From people stalling it and wearing out exhaust hangers. My mufflers and tips hang lower than other w204. I bought mine used so i don't know previous driving habits. I am booking a dealer appointment in the coming weeks for that issue and others. Will update if no one chimes in on this thread. Good luck.

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Another manual here....no clunk sound...worth a dealer inspection.
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It's the gearbox layshaft rattling if it's the noise I'm thinking of. Worth a check but many do it with no fault.
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...i've heard that explanation before...but on a Mercedes...? It's almost embarassing shutting her down and having it clunk like a POS.....
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Let me be polite here: MB MT's are a little agricultural. I think they spoil the cars. I don't even like the clutch action but I guess that's personal.
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Let me be polite here: MB MT's are a little agricultural. I think they spoil the cars. I don't even like the clutch action but I guess that's personal.
You were both polite and accurate. This has been the most challenging manual I've ever had to drive both smoothly and enthusiastically at the same time. I like the rest of the car quite a bit, and was willing to take a mediocre stick over no stick, but may head to the blau mit weiss roundel next time.
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I have the manual as well and have no clunk. I too have had a year to finally get used to the shifting action. I may go back to the Roundel but in ///M trim next time as well.
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Auto trans here, when I'm in "D" and turn off the engine, it does make a clunk noise. Assume that's just its way of "straightening out the trans or putting it into Park".

Try my best to always put it in Park first before I turn 'er off but very occassionally I forget.
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