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Old 12-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Woke up to this

Hello all,
Woke up to this today.


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It appears to be water. Can't find anything dripping so far. Drivers side from behind the wheel. Any thoughts on where to start ? Just woke up so haven't really looked into it yet but ideas would help a lot.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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Your cooling system is filled with coolant, not water, so it can't be from the cooling system. That means it is likely from your windshield washer bottle which is nearly directly above there.

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Jerry, my washer fluid is low but I don't see anything wet in the engine bay. I can't tell where it was dripping from.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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It's seems to have come from somewhere to the rear of the front tire and closer to the area under the control arm. It's hard to tell. So far I'm stumped.
Thanks for you quick response by the way.
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Jerry, my washer fluid is low but I don't see anything wet in the engine bay. I can't tell where it was dripping from.
Can you think of anything else in your engine bay that is filled with fresh water?
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Can you think of anything else in your engine bay that is filled with fresh water?
No, but I just woke up, dude ! Lol
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Brake fluid? Sounds like it's below the master cylinder. Check that level. What's the consistency of the liquid? Smell?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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It's water, I'm pretty sure. It's clear and has no smell. Short of tasting it it's water.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Not a wet line or sign of a point of leakage to be found yet.
I don't see a crack or anything in the Washer fluid bottle.
So far it's a Mystery to me.
She probably knows I just got paid.
You know how that goes.
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Maybe a long shot, but do you have A/C and perhaps had the defroster on when you parked there?
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By chance is it cold where you live? Moisture can build up during driving and freeze and defrost overnight leaving a puddle
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Maybe a long shot, but do you have A/C and perhaps had the defroster on when you parked there?
This gets my vote. The few times I've used my AC I've noticed a good amount of moisture & frost build up around the canister on the firewall passenger side. The same thing will happen in the winter when the defroster is used. Even in an arid climate, an AC unit can still pull a lot of moisture out of the air.
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Condensation off the AC compressor? If your running AC this time of year, any car's AC unit will frost up when your driving, then melt off when you stop.
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Have Heat and AC and never use them. I'm in AZ. It was 70 yesterday and 45 last night. Hadn't driven it since 3pm. Those are all good things to think about but that's not what it is.
There is nothing on the drivers side that would make that puddle. It's not Brake Fluid. I can't figure out why my Washer bottle would leak and there are no signs of leaking anywhere I can find. ?
Thanks for the responses though. I'm still looking at it.
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Do you park outside? Have any buddies that have a funny sense of humor? The old oil under the new Harley trick perhaps?
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Do you park outside? Have any buddies that have a funny sense of humor? The old oil under the new Harley trick perhaps?
Ah, the old water under the Jeep trick!
(for those with a dry sense of humor)
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Yeah I park outside but it's covered. I thought about the old Oil Under the Harley trick as I have done that too. lol. Thought it might have been my roommate screwing with me but it would have been Beer under there if he had done it.
Still stumped.
We used to put Rice under my buddy's Yamaha and tell him it was leaking something. No Offense to anyone.
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You cowl drain (if plugged) will hold rain water and then will slowly drain down the back of the firewall. I would check that it's clear.
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Whoa ! Never thought of that. How do I go about that ? Sorry, first Jeep. It did Rain a couple days ago.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #22
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Fill the washer bottle up. It might be a small crack or pin hole in it and is drained down.
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Do you have a Dog? cause it looks like a dog marker
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Whoa ! Never thought of that. How do I go about that ? Sorry, first Jeep. It did Rain a couple days ago.
Remove the screws across the top of the cowl cover, just below the windshield. I think there are a few more under the rubber where the back of the hood meets the cowl cover. Open the hood and gently pull the rubber down/up to expose. You'll find the drain hole down in there, along with leaves, wrappers, dead squirrel, etc.
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May need to remove the wiper arms too.
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May need to remove the wiper arms too.
Hey, that may have been it. It was full of crap ! No Squirrel though.
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Hope you had better luck than I did with the screws, every one of mine snapped.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #29
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My washer bottle leaks from the cap if I fill it all the way up.

If tnats not it check the washer hoses. One may have come off.
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It's probably just water that is leaking out from the last time it rained. Don't worry about chasing the problem. All the ford trucks I've had have done this. Numerous times I have put them on a lift to replace something and have found water dripping out from the front fender/cab area. It tends to pool up somewhere and leak out. Never seen this happen to my wrangler but then again I've never looked

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