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Leaking Fluid From Muffler


92LESABRE
06-03-2005, 01:42 PM
Hi i am wondering if anyone can give me an idea to this problem im having. I just got this car from my uncle about 2 weeks ago and he never said that there was any problems with it. it was babyed all its life and only has 94,000 on it and i love the big o'l thing....getting to the point when i start it up and it sits for a minute its starts dripping out dirty fluid from the end of the muffler not the tailpipe so any suggestions im open......p.s its the origanl exaust system

cbeck
06-03-2005, 03:50 PM
its starts dripping out dirty fluid from the end of the muffler not the tailpipe

could you explain this a little more? how out of the muffler and not the tail pipe?


How does it run?

It is common for internal condensation to drip out the tailpipe or other openings in the exaust system when first starting a car. as an area gets heated, it vaporizes the water, then when it hits the coolness of the muffler or other pipes, it condenses back to water.

typically the water is sooty with carbon.

92LESABRE
06-03-2005, 08:57 PM
ok the way that it is dripping out of the muffler is that i think that there may be a whole in it and its pretty rusty down towards the mufflers end so if that tells you more....how does its run, well it starts fine...i can recall one day it started hard and spewed out alot of the watery stuff from the muffler... and if i step on it to rev it up it hesitates a little bit but other than that it purrs like a kitten

urbancaveman
06-03-2005, 09:04 PM
make sure the fluid is not coolant...the dirt is carbon which is normal. the muffler obviously has at least one hole in it which means it will need to be replaced or repaired. the hole will grow quite rapidly and get loud...real loud. as the replacement is expensive, i've had varing degrees of success with muffler bandages. it's a quick fix and wont last more than 6 months to a year, but it costs less than $10. if you have more time than money it's worth a shot.

92LESABRE
06-03-2005, 09:14 PM
thanks urbancaveman im sure its carbon and ill find the hole so i can get it fixed.. thanks again...

92LESABRE
06-03-2005, 09:28 PM
ive got another thing with my car i tried useing the e-brake when i parked in my friends steep driveway so my tranny doesnt clunk when i pop it into reverse any ideas... it works but it doenst stick down :confused:

Flatrater
06-04-2005, 07:14 PM
What ever you do don't plug the hole in your muffler. It is susposed to be in their as a drain for the water coming out. Without the hole the water will fill up.

You will see at least 2 drain holes in your muffler one on each side of your muffler right below the pipe that comes in.

The water is a normal by-product of your cat. When the cat converts the harmful gasses coming out of your engine it converts the gases into harmless gasses and water.

92LESABRE
06-06-2005, 07:43 AM
ok thanks alot for the tip

auto trainy
06-06-2005, 05:41 PM
As far as your e-brake ,that's normal .If it;s working it will go so far and stp ,when you let off the brake should be set ,if you push it again and it will release.

92LESABRE
06-07-2005, 08:44 AM
ok thanks ill try and get it to stick

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