CarTalk.com Blogs Car Info Our Show Deals Mechanics Files Vehicle Donation

2008 Dodge Charger has water coming out of a hole in the muffler

My muffler has water coming out a small hole on the muffler is that normal it’s dripping I noticed when I turned the car off it’s a pin hole

Does this occur mostly after short trips when the car hasn’t really warmed up? It probably isn’t a big deal but might be a small rust hole or manufacturing defect. Remember that if combustion is complete, you get carbon dioxide and water. The water will come out as vapor (steam) when hot but if the car isn’t warmed up, you will get lots of condensation. That also causes rust and may be why there is a small hole in your muffler.

That pin hole was put there to drain the condensation from the muffler.

6 Likes