Q: Water is dripping at the bottom of my car muffler

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small drops drip from muffler is this normal?

My car has 175000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you do not have any problems with the engine getting low on coolant then the water dripping from the muffler is normal condensation dripping from the muffler. Most mufflers have a small drain hole on the bottom low side that will drain off normal condensation that forms in the exhaust from the temperature difference between the exhaust of the engine and outside air.

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