1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 V6 overheats when start-up, and backfires...HELP!

Asked by May 20, 2014 at 07:02 PM about the 1997 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr XR7 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Shortly after start-up, it overheats...does it need coolant or water? It also backfires or something close to it...is it a bad spark plug? Any assistance is appreciated!!!

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Blown headgasket.

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