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That's exactly what it is, water. The products of combustion are water and carbon dioxide. While the exhaust stays hot the water comes out as high temperature steam, usually you don't even notice it. When the exhaust pipe and/or outside temperature is cold enough the exhaust will cool and some of the water vapor will condense into steam and possibly even water that drips from a weep hole in the muffler. If you're seeing a little water drip from the muffler, everything is working as designed.

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Q: Why would what appears to be water be leaking from your muffler?
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How bad is water in your muffler?

just if your worried buy a new muffler. but i would say not to bad. it will dry up. It really depends how much water you are talking about. Was water placed into the muffler say during a car wash? Or could it be coolant from a blown head gasket? Most modern mufflers actually create water through a chemical reaction. So if you are seeing a little drip out of the drain hole you are probably ok.


What would cause water to leak from plugs above the gearbox?

The only water that should be leaking from an automobile would be from the condensation drain for the Air Conditioning or from condensation out the exhaust pipe.


Why would a Ford 300 straight 6 blow out the muffler?

becauce the muffler is (was) stopped up. If you switch of your ignition while driveing at speed, their is no spark to the plugs and the raw fuel wont explode till it gets to the hot muffler, many times this will damage your muffler, and creates a very loud backfire!


Side and a b side stamp on a muffler which side is the tailpipe?

I would say B is the tail pipe end.


Is overheating a common problem with the 1997 Trans Am?

no, check the coolant reservoir 1st, if its full then after car is at operating temp. look underneath and see if any coolant or water is on the ground below the water pump if so the weep hole is probably leaking on the water pump check the componet if all check out it maybe the thermostat fairly enxpensive to replace so i would replace the thermostat and check the temp again but if the water pump is leaking it needs to be replaced

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Coolant leaking out from exhaust is bad news, probably a cracked head or bad head gasket or both. Be sure it is coolant that is leaking and not just plain water. Plain water is normal to drip out the exhaust, it's caused by condensation.


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Sounds like water pump needs replacing The main pulley is near the top of the engine. The water pump is toward the front of the engine. It is possible that water appears to be leaking from this pulley, but there is a manifold gasket right above it. Double check to find exactly where the water is exiting the engine block. My first hunch is a leaking gasket.


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