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Old 10-03-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2008 jeep wrangler. We had a heavy rain last night . When I stopped at my first stop light this morning I noticed smoke rising out from under the hood. Is this just condensation burning off ? I have never seen this in any of my other vehicles
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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It could be a few things.. Did you open the hood to check? If not, check the radiator and the engine.

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yeah.. need a little more info. steam or smoke? did it have an odor? probably wouldn't hurt to lift the hood and check with the engine at temperature. you'd smell antifreeze if your radiator was leaking...
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No coolent smell. it was not there at the 2nd light. Yes I did open the hood everything was in tact, nothing unusual
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good news then. i guess just a little condensation.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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Condensation like was said. Common with JK's.
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Mine does the same thing after a good rain. Nothing to really worry about.
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Had the same thing the other day. Its just steam. It lasted about 3 seconds then stopped. It was a good downpour here all day.
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Mine steams for quite awhile after I wash the Jeep and get the radiator nice and soaked.
Same goes after driving in rain/snow.
Freaked me out the first time, thought I punctured the radiator or split a hose.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:49 AM   #11
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Same here but its just steam that goes away. I wish I could figure out the why it happens and where the moisture is coming from.

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