Car won't start on 1996 Cadillac DeVille

Everytime I try to start, it backfires, and sometimes blows a flame out of the top of the engine by the power steering reservoir. Anybody have any idea what's causing this?

by in Bardstown, KY on December 11, 2013
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1 answer
ANSWER by , December 11, 2013
Check compression, possible timing chain.