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Hissing sound when wet car is parked

It's raining tonight. I parked my wet 2012 vert in our garage after a short drive (about 5-10 minutes) and put the Covercraft cover on. As I was walking away, I (actually my cat) noticed a quick hissing sound - like the sound of flicking water onto a fire. It was very brief. I waited, and the sound would happen again every 20 seconds or so. I thought maybe it was from water dripping down onto the engine somehow, or....? I checked the exhaust pipes, and they were cool. The hood was cool also. Any ideas on what would cause this hiss, and is it a problem?


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Sounds like water dripping on something hot. I wouldn't worry about it.

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probably water dripping onto the brake disks...

i would not be too worried

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There are definately some hot parts under the car. Everytime I wash it I hear this noise. Nothing to worry about.

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Thanks guys, good to know I don't have to be concerned.

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I know exactly where's it's coming from. I've even taken a picture and illustrated it for you (I'm in a good mood ).

Water comes in through the cowl (blue top arrow) and funnels down into the drain (bottom circle/arrow) and drips right onto the steaming hot catalytic converter.




Why Ford designed a drain like this, I have no idea. If you go out to your car you'll see a little rubber drain in the same exact spot.

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I know exactly where's it's coming from. I've even taken a picture and illustrated it for you (I'm in a good mood ).
Thanks so much, man. I popped the hood this morning and saw exactly what you are talking about. It's great to learn more about the car this way, I really appreciate it! :smilie

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like the picture Toronto....the red steam is an excellent touch

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like the picture Toronto....the red steam is an excellent touch
+1 on the special effects. Nice touch! Threads like this one are awesome for learning little things about our car.

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Yeah for info! thx

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I know exactly where's it's coming from. I've even taken a picture and illustrated it for you (I'm in a good mood ).

Water comes in through the cowl (blue top arrow) and funnels down into the drain (bottom circle/arrow) and drips right onto the steaming hot catalytic converter.




Why Ford designed a drain like this, I have no idea. If you go out to your car you'll see a little rubber drain in the same exact spot.
my subaru had the same thing above the down pipe. and it would steam like that. even better when I got a bigger aftermarket down pipe the rubber hose rubbed on the pipping and got burned it smelled awesome until I figured it out.

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