My 1992 Lexus ES300 has been leaking fluids really bad lately, which it never did. I believed some foul play was involved due to certain individual whom I live with. Anyhow yesterday I was just looking to find why is there so much fluids discharging from the front portion of the engine.

I found a hose coming out of the box shaped cover where the throttle cable goes to. The hose is cut in a diagonal manner and fluids were dripping from it. How can I find out where it goes.

I also went under to find 2 more hose clamps to be in the wrong place, meaning at the edge so they would fail soon. Those 2 hoses are at the bottom of the radiator but I don't see any other cut hoses or a missing place.

Symptoms of the poor performance, stalls at idle and sluggish to take off. Also the fan is overworking at high always. Help me fix this issue please.

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    Can you describe the fluid coming from the cut hose by the throttle? Also if you could add pictures, I think they would help.
    – dlu
    Dec 5 '16 at 3:44
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    Most likely the coolant hose to the idle air control valve. Check the coolant, if it low it is best not to run the engine due to possible overheating. Dec 5 '16 at 4:38
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    1) 1992 vehicle? Hoses get old, and crack. Normal life for a hose is up to 10 years, not 25 years. When they crack it certainly can look just like a knife cut. 2) Not sure what hose you are talking about. Perhaps you know somebody that has a smart phone or digital camera? A picture tells us a whole lot about what is going on.
    – zipzit
    Dec 5 '16 at 4:44
  • Cutting a hose seems like a petty way to sabotage a car - hoses are some of the cheapest and easiest parts to replace. If they really wanted to do damage, surely they could be more creative. Dec 5 '16 at 21:06

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