Gray things are called wire looms.
Basically they are plastic conduit with a split from beginning to end. This makes installing the wires inside easier.
We sort of cannot see the situation from here!
We do not know what sort of 'lick' the vehicle took/ where it took it/ how hard the lick was/ in addition to that how far did the damage spread to the inside of the engine compartment.
Yes, the coolant is coming from somewhere, and it is getting into the wire looms.
Since water runs downhill, it is either being squirted from a hose/ the engine may have some damage to the water jacket/ the radiator could be damaged/ It could be as simple as the plastic coolant reservoir got busted and from whatever source it is being transferred into the wire looms (which do not hook into the cooling system at all!)
If possible I would pressure test the cooling system and look for the leaks (with a pressure tester that you may be able to rent at an auto parts store). Or, if it will run, fill the cooling system up, fire up the vehicle and look for the leaks. If you have a few buddies, six eyes may be better than two when doing the search.
Sorry! You have to locate the leak, do not just concentrate on the radiator, look at anything that contains coolant.
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Monday, August 1st, 2016 AT 7:23 PM