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post #1 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust leak? should I worry?

Started up the WK on this cold California morning... I know, 32deg isnt that cold. Noticed quite a bit of water dripping from the muffler. If water drips, wouldn't exhaust drip too? Should I replace the muffler?

btw, I have the 3.7l


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post #2 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM
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I miss Pleasanton. Worked at the PeopleSoft HQ on Hacienda Blvd (Now Oracle & Kaiser buildings) back in the late 90's & early 00's.

Are you sure you're not just noticing normal condensation in muffler forming when you start up & run the Jeep? In colder climates, that's perfectly normal and seen on practically every car here.
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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I miss Pleasanton. Worked at the PeopleSoft HQ on Hacienda Blvd (Now Oracle & Kaiser buildings) back in the late 90's & early 00's.

Are you sure you're not just noticing normal condensation in muffler forming when you start up & run the Jeep? In colder climates, that's perfectly normal and seen on practically every car here.
I suppose it could be condensation but wouldn't that come out the tailpipe instead of a muffler seam?

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post #4 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 12:34 PM
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If it's coming out of a muffler seam it shouldn't be, I thought condensation at first but didn't realize it was literally coming our of the muffler and not the tail pipe.

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 12:45 PM
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If it's coming out of a muffler seam it shouldn't be, I thought condensation at first but didn't realize it was literally coming our of the muffler and not the tail pipe.
Yep, me either...I didn't pick up you were specifying the muffler seam.
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 12:53 PM
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You know, I've seen them drip from seams, here, but, we don't do smog emissions testing in the Midwest...I suppose you could see if it still passes CA smog emissions. My hunch is that the colder weather has given you a visual of something that's been there since it came off the production line and isn't an issue. (Notice I said it was a hunch.)
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 01:40 PM
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if it doesn't make any noise, and still passes emissions. don't worry about it

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-27-2013, 01:58 PM
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there may be little holes in the muffler that let water out by design

ive seen it before but im not sure if yours has them o.e.

crawl under there and check exactly where its coming from

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-28-2013, 06:24 AM
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Could it be coming out of the "weep hole" on the muff? I get a lot of condensation, I even get dripping from the middle of my exhaust, not sure if it's before or after the Cat. I heard it's normal too though.

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