1997 Ford Explorer Check engine light on

Tiny
FDMY97
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
The check engine light is on and I just found out by my mechanic that the #6 and #7 cylinders are not firing. My fiance was driving it and noticed some white smoke coming out of the tailpipe when the check engine light started blinking. The check engine light has been on for 3-5 days. What are the possible diagnosis' for this situation? I don't know what the engine codes for the check engine light are right now.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 4:01 PM

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Tiny
JACK42
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From what you describe it may have blown the head gasket between 6 & 7. This would explain the white smoke adn those two not firing. Do a compression test on those 2 then another few for comparison
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the input, I definitely will follow up with my mechanic with this.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 4:52 PM

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