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How can I turn on the airbag on Mitsubishi Outlander without a key?

There is a metal key hidden in your FOB. The metal tab sticking out the top is the key, press the release button and the key will slide out.
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How to setup the car so that while driving I do not have mist glass?

In the two pictures/icons you provide the arrow is intended to indicate the flow of air with regards to the cabin. Where the arrow is coming in from outside the car allows air from outside the vehicle ...
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Do you need a charged battery for a car to Idle?

It sounds like there is an issue with something in the vehicle after it goes from open loop (before sensors are used to run the car) to closed loop (where the vehicle starts using inputs from the O2s, ...
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I put transmission fluid in my engine; what to do about it?

Putting transmission fluid into your engine shouldn't have hurt anything, and as you've found out, may help it a little by cleaning stuff out. Obviously, it's not necessarily a good thing, especially ...
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How to setup the car so that while driving I do not have mist glass?

First, you need to know what each does. #1 allows Fresh air from outside the vehicle. #2 is Recirculates air already inside the vehicle. Unless you are running the AC, you should have the selector to ...
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A/C does not cool when speeding more than 100kmph

Seems like the high-side pressure is too high The refrigerant needs to be operating at the right pressures in order for the air-con to function properly: If the pressure is too low, there is risk of ...
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Effects of driving through deep water WITHOUT hydrolocking (car still bogged down and died)

It sounds as though you did suck up some water and were on the verge of hydrolock, but didn't quite get there. I also doubt you have caused any damage to the engine, in fact, you may have ...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

Pretty sure it's this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Delica I guess it's the third generation of the Mitsubishi Delica, pre-facelift. Rougly from 1986 to 1994. Also the country where ...
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How to install a California oxygen sensor into a federal catalytic converter assembly?

Just to add to the other answer as I ran into this same issue, what kind of emissions do I have on my mitsubishi galant? I had this code: P0421 and I had to replace my O2 Sensor & the catalytic ...
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Use pulley from old water pump?

If this looks like your water pump, then yes you can: The tilt in the pulley is caused not from a broke shaft, but from a worn bushing which the shaft rides upon. This is just one of the symptoms ...
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Why does my 2005 Mitsubishi Pajero use excessive amounts of fuel?

The short answer is: you have a fuel leak. What you described would seem to indicate a leak or some major engine problems. Does the car run normally? Since you didn't mention the car wasn't running ...
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Oil leaking into spark plug well despite new gaskets -- is RTV a solution?

I'm not a fan of RTV Others that are professional and hobbyists don't agree with me but, some do. I just don't use RTV, it's like duct tape to me. I get a physiological reaction to the acronym. I ...
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How do I remove this bolt to replace my MAF sensor?

Just unscrew the nut from the other side and pull the bolt through, the shape of the bolt head is designed to fit into the plastic tabs which will keep the bolt from spinning. If the nut is frozen use ...
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Winter tyres - how necessary are they?

The short answer is that it depends. I drive around in what is likely a similar climate: the winters are chilly but huge snows are unlikely. Instead, we will often get between a light dusting and an ...
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2002 Lancer - Shaking when accelerating at higher speeds

Getting the wheels balanced won't hurt. They are the typical culprit of a shaking steering wheel. Many tire places will even balance them for free. It would also be worthwhile to jack up the front of ...
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Best practice to tell if an interference engine has bent valves?

Without pulling the head you can do a leak down test. Set cylinder 1 to TDC make sure the cam and crank align. Pull the intake tube and open the throttle. Hook up a leak down testing kit. Listen for ...
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How to setup the car so that while driving I do not have mist glass?

Fog on the windshield happens when there is warm, moist air inside the car and a cold windshield (chilled by the cold, dry air outside). So when using your ventilation system to de-fog your windshield,...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

My best guess would be an early 90's (1991 ??) Mitsubishi Delica.
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

It's a 3rd generation Mitsubishi Delica (L300), hard to tell exact year from that pic but I'd say pre-facelift (so pre-98) and the twin headlights suggest it possibly being the US version, which would ...
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Car won't start after changing spark plugs - 2002 Lancer

The accessories use far less amps than what the vehicle demands when it trys to start. Check your battery with a multimeter if you're under 12.6V you'll likely need to charge the battery and then ...
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Do you need a charged battery for a car to Idle?

The battery shouldn't make a difference, providing the alternator is working properly. However, if you don't have a starting problem, that suggests it isn't the battery that is the root cause of the ...
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Car shudders above 45 mph after a spin out into a ditch

Your suspension is bent up and is a big mess. Goto a mechanic and get an estimate before it flies apart and injures you or innocent bystanders. I can see a wheel shaking, off camber and out of ...
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Winter tyres - how necessary are they?

The rubber compounds in winter tires are designed to remain flexible in colder temperature (as well as any other fancy technology the manufacturer may incorporate). Even on dry pavement, tires ...
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How to install an electric motor-driven radiator cooling fan instead of the belt-driven one?

Not to be crass here, but you should just find one on the internet (Flex-a-lite makes a bunch of different models) which fits and follow their directions. I put one of their Monster Fan kits on my '04 ...
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Cleaning fuel injectors with a pressurized can?

You can make your own delivery system. Go to your local hardware store and purchase a weed and insect 2 gallon pump pressure container. You will then cut the sprayer hose off at the tank. You then ...
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Wobbly Steering-wheel after changing Rims/Tires?

Unbalance tires maybe one of the reason. You may want to go to the shop and have its alignment checked. If they are new, you may have a free check up where you purchased them which i have done before.
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Mitsubishi eclipse convertible 2008 shaking problem

When you say that it shakes when you stop at a red light, based on the context, I'm assuming that you mean when the car is fully stopped and the engine is idling. (If I'm mistaken about that and you ...
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Why is my car showing "Trip [A]" and some different miles on odometer?

That is the part of the odometer called the Trip Odometer. There should be a button you can push to cycle through the different settings very near the reading, usually in the dash. You can usually ...
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What OBDII protocol does a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander use?

I'm assuming this is the gas and not the hybrid. Engine = 2.0 Year = 2014 Fuel = Gas Protocol = CAN 11Bit, 500 baud Mode 1 = BE3FA813 9017A001 FE108040 Mode 2 = 7E3F8003 00162001 7E108040 Here'...
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97 Eclipse GST Turbo

The TDO5 16g flows a lot more air than a T25 (520cfm vs. 405, according to this ), so you should expect it to be laggy. On the plus side, once you get higher in the power band, you should be making ...
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