Cylinder head replaced due to crack between valves on Mercury Tracer

A cylinder head replacement could be needed if the vehicle overheats and causes the cylinder head to crack between the valves.
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Average mileage: 105,000 (67,000–143,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
11 people reported this problem
1 person shared problem details
1997 Mercury Tracer- 2.0L 4 Cylinder67,000
My thermostat physically broke and blocked the flow of water to the radiator which caused head to overheat.
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