1995 Toyota Corolla 1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L won't start

Tiny
JKAMIMUR
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  • 1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
I have changed the battery 3 times since Thanksgiving & took it in to my local Toyota dealer. The dealer says it's not the battery, starter, spark plugs, alternator and shows no error codes. Twice, I brought it back home and car cannot start the next day. After battery change, I can get the car to start by flooring the gas and holding it for 3 minutes and keep holding. It will make a loud pop noise under the driver's side of the hood. Dealer checked my air intake valve and showed a little carbon dust. This car has about 1/2 tank gas & usually is used for weekend driving only. Please advise as to what to fix.
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 11:51 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like your not gettin fuel. Have you checked the fuel pressure regulator and spark. Make sure all of you electrical connections are clean too. Start with pressure regulator
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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Check fuel pressure here

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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By Holding the gas paddle all the way down to the floor
you are activating flood mode
meaning you are stopping the injectors from delivering the fuel to the cylinder
so you have to much fuel in the cylinder and not burning
so you need to check :
1. Spark plugs and wires (tune up)
2. Check coil and if you have strong enough spark arcing
3. Check also sensors and EGR
4. Check idle air control valve and clean
5. Check timing
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 5:44 PM
Tiny
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Check your spark very simply by going here

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_engine_ignition_system.htm
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. I will try suggestions today and let you know outcome.
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 12:54 PM
Tiny
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I'll (we'll be waiting for your reply)
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
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Hi, My car was having trouble starting for a little while but would barely be going until you revved it up, once it was warmed up I turned the idle screw way don so it would purr. Now it's sitting unable to start. I broke open one of the main fuel lines to the rail and it sprayed when I started. Alot! So I knew it was getting fuel and my distributer is super clean. Reading this post about the fuel air screw probably not the true idle control. Having it turned down decreases air right? Which makes it hard to start cold? I'm going to try turn that screw back out revving it higher giving it more air on startup and i'll let you know if it starts. Also I hear high idle can be associated with coolant problems. Since I put a new head gasket and timing belt in the old oil that was in the radiator has come back and I need another flush maybe two. Does anyone know a safe radiator flush solution that flushes and is ok for the enviroment besides just water
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 10:33 PM

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