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Old 07-20-2003, 12:40 PM
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Unhappy 190 e 2.3 1987 benz

My anti freeze leak out of this hose when the car is running could u please tell me why and what to do?
the hose is located near the fan area, one end is connected while the other is not.

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Old 07-20-2003, 01:17 PM
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What does the other end connect to?

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Old 07-20-2003, 01:33 PM
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Goes to the overflow tank probably, unless it is the rad end loose.

Hard to tell from the pic, where is it attached on the other end?

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Old 07-20-2003, 02:39 PM
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bad news, mate. looks like you need a new waterpump.

more recent waterpumps for the 190E have a hose attached to it rather than just a weep hole. This hose connects to the waterpump behind the fan pulley and runs down the face of the timing cover. It allows the coolant to drain to the ground rather than running down the front of the engine.

It makes it far easier to diagnose a waterpump failure because the weep holes are hidden behind the fan pulley.

Waterpumps for this engine are not that expensive ~$100 USD. it just takes a fair amount of work to replace them. Probably about 2-4 hours.
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Old 07-20-2003, 04:22 PM
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Thank you fotr the info, my 1st thoght was the water pump. I dont think i can do the job so ill take it to my mechanic he will do it alot faster. Since i dont have the time.
Thank you are all great.

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