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I was installing a transfer case drop bracket today and after I got it put in I left everything loose and started the jeep to let everything line itself out. I let it run for about 5 minutes maybe and when I got back under the jeep there were 2 little puddles of water that had dripped through holes in the transfer case skid plate. Also there was a large puddle that had come from the exhaust. We haven't had any rain for a few days and I drive the jeep everyday. I just parked it last night about midnight and I was working on it at about 10 am. The temp really didn't change much last night and it was parked in the garage all night?!?! Any one have any suggestions as to where the water could have come from?? Thanks in advance!!
 

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Is it A/C condensation?
 

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No, I have only turned on the AC once and that was just to check and see that it worked. I didn't even run the heater last night coming home and that was the first time it had been started since i parked it. It was a puddle about 2 inches across and there was a big drop hanging from the skid plate that's how
I found where it was coming from. There was a 2nd puddle from another hole in the skid that had a puddle about an inch across. I don't know what it would be??
 

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We'd need more information to help. Is is for sure water? Is it clear or colored? Does it have a smell?

It is not unusual for there to be water in the exhaust, relative humidity is the issue with atmosphere, not temperature or recent rain. Your cat creats some water before it is good and hot. The leaking at the skid pan may be through an exhaust joint. Crank it up again and hold a wadded cloth over the tail pipe end and see if exhaust leaks near the skid plate.
 

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my jeep usually pours water out of the exhaust. Not alot but it drips so in 5 minutes you will see a puttle... There is a hole in the muffler to help some of it out. I believe the hole was in the engine end of the muffler. (i dont have stock muffler any more)
 

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I was not as concerned about the water coming from the exhasut as i was the skid plate. I have had many vehicles that had water coming from the exhaust when running. I am 99% sure it was water. It was fairly clear somewhat cloudy and had no smell or feel or any kind of oily substance. I guess it could possibly be an exhaust leak causing it but I wouldnt think that much water would come from just a leak but I don't know that's why I am on here obviously?!
 

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My explonation is since the hole in the muffler is right above the skid plate it dripped on to the skid plate and from there it goes to the lowest point and drips on the floor :)
 

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does anybopdy have an explanation for this????????

I have been trying to think of one but cant come up w/ anything,

seems like a lot to be condensation!
but what else could i tbe from??
 

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Was it cold where you are? Could it have been ice that melted from the heat? Or maybe u had water in the skidplate from a puddle and loosening it up made it run. Nothing you did could cause any kind of a leak, that I can think of.

This sounds like a fluke thing to me. You are probably fine. I too get water out the exhaust when it's cold.
 

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It wasn't cold it was about 50. The coldest it has been is about 38 or so for the last 3 days. No ice and no rain until this afternoon. It makes no sense to me but it was quite a bit of water.
 

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Odds are it's sat up there for awhile. It was just moved when you lowered the skid with the TCase drop. Think about it, there's nothing from the engine back that actually has water in it.
 

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yep 1BLKJP has a good point. There is nuthing it can be from. The tranny shield does seem like it can hold water in the corners though since of its shape unfortunatly i dont really want to go outside a look since we are on a winter warning (a lot of snow and ice coming down) and its 2 am so its preatty dark.
 

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I don't blame you for that. Yeah I guess that has to be all it is, I don't know where I could just get water from anyway except from condensation and I don't think my exhaust would make that much condensation. Oh well thanks to everybody.
 

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haven't read the thread too closely. Are we talking about a tj?
the air inlet grill in the middle of the hood just under the windshield drains onto my engine skid plate. If you have an engine skid plate maybe it's running onto the transfer case skid plate and down.
 
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