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Disconnect the negative battery terminal to prevent
an accidental short circuit. Pop out the dimmer
switch panel and remove (1) Phillips screw
exposed. Unsnap the gear shifter trim plate and
remove (1) Phillips screw exposed at the base of
the dash trim bezel. Reach under the driver's
side dash, locate the temperature control cable
and remove the cable from the white plastic
bracket. Position the gear shifter in low, pull the
dash panel away and disconnect all wiring harnesses.
Remove the trim bezel (the temperature
controlcable will be attached). Remove (4)
Phillips screws securing the factory head unit
and disconnect the wiring.
The timing belt is normally replaced at 100,000 km (approx. 60,000 mi), but must be checked for wear and tear starting 75,000 km(approx. 45,000 mi) along with a major tune-up.
The switch near the shifter is the ECT (transmission control) which selects NORMal driving mode, and PoWeR mode. It is the battle between economy (NORM) and driving performance (PWR). As tested, the PWR mode delays your A/T upshift to a higher RPM. This utilizes your engine's higher revs, but really cuts into fuel economy.
If the coolant is below a certain level, the temperature sensor will not read anything and the temp gauge will not rise. Replace the cap, and check that you have enough coolant in the system. If this does not solve the problem, you will need to test/troubleshoot the coolant temperature sensor.