1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E Q&A

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E Question: in the coolant pump, there is a run-off hose that continually drips coolant.why?

in the coolant pump, there is a run-off hose that continually drips coolant.why? is there a problem with my thermostat? i recently changed the thermostat-housing because of a crack. do i need a gasket in there too for a vacuum seal or something? HELP -
Answer 1
most likely the hose needs to be replaced. all hoses and fittings are under pressure when car is warm -
Comment 1
it's an open-end hose...the water-pump drain hose...someone has suggested that there is air in my cooling line? does that make sense? -
Comment 2
no sounds like the internal seal is bad and the pumpneeds replacing -
Comment 3
you were right..pump needs replacing...that hose is there so the coolant doesn't spray all over the alternator -