Cutting out up hills

Asked by Feb 22, 2018 at 08:07 PM about the 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

At the car 5 months ago very low mileage but the
water I'm constantly refilling the water in. 2 days
ago I put only water in it and not antifreeze and it
was below freezing,  it now cuts out up hill mostly.  
Is this because no anti freeze

3 Answers


Could be as the water is freezing restricting flow. Flush the coolant system and replace with 50/50 coolant to distilled water and repair the leak.


May want to run a compression test, loss of compression means loss of power, and could also be where the coolant (or in your case, water) is going - out the exhaust.


that v8 ,not worth repairing , water entering a cylinder by now to much damage. and getting worse

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