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Old 12-13-2003, 09:25 PM
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Peter is changing brake pads at all related to the topic of this post
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Old 12-14-2003, 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by haasman
The 190e has the same ticking .... I am glad you posted this. I am curious as well as to why and where it is coming from.

Anybody encounter this before?

I've encountered this phenomenon a few times in my 190E, too, but I haven't a clue what it is. The ticking interval is about one to two seconds and it sounds like it's coming from behind the RH dash or maybe the RH kick panel.

I'm also not sure what the "monovalve" is. I am familiar with the vacuum operated heater flow control valve and the AC expansion valve, but not the "monovalve". What is it?

The ticking sounds like it could be some kind of mechanical relay.

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Old 12-14-2003, 12:59 PM
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The mono valve is usually located in the engine compartment. Check your service manual for the location. The sound has occured in some of the Mercedes I have owned. I have always figured it is the vacuum actuators for the Ac system bleeding the vacuum down slowly. It may make this ticking sound as it bleeds off.

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Old 12-14-2003, 08:11 PM
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Mafioso: It was simply a mistake I made. I still would like an answer to my qustion. As a Doctor, I hope, as does my insurance company that these are the only types of mistakes I make. Sorry
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:00 AM
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Posts: 29's ok need for any appologies....
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