Mine does the exact same thing. Comes from the factory weep hole that's placed in the muffler to allow condensation to escape and the water ultimately drips off that flange. I freaked out the first couple times I saw mine doing it lol.
MPG's? What are these things you speak of?
This is correct. As with all TJs, yours left the factory with at least one catalytic converter. By its very design, a catalytic converter converts carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water vapor. As you might guess, this water vapor would cause the rest of the exhaust system to rust very rapidly from the inside out. In order to prevent this, most manufacturers put a small drain hole in the muffler so that the collected water can escape without doing any harm; you can see this hole in one of your photos. The puddle you see is actually a good thing--it is helping your exhaust system live a long, rust-free life.
Originally Posted by jgorm
what kind of car guy doesn't taste the fluid?
No kidding! You know how they always say not to leave traditional green coolant out because pets will think it is sweet and thus they'll drink it (and die from it)? I can vouch that it is sweet, but in a really nasty way.
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I knew it had to be water (I secretly did taste it...) Just was confused because their is a hose that lets the water out when the A/C is on. Didn't think their would be another place for water to come out. I guess That's good news if I'm ever stranded in the desert.