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I lost my key for an 98 ford explorer and i just got a key made but wont trun the locksmith made a key from the door lock we put it in the ignition but it wont trun

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There should be 8 cuts total on the key. While the door and the ignition share some of the same cuts you cannot get all the cuts from one cylinder. I believe that the door cylinder only uses 6 cuts and the ignition cylinder uses 7 cuts. The cut closest to the head of the key is #1 and the cut closest to the tip is #8. If I remember correctly the ignition cylinder uses cuts 1 - 7 and the door cylinder uses cuts 3 - 8.If the locksmith cannot decode the ignition cylinder you can try to contact you local ford dealer and see if they can find a key code and cut a key from that otherwise you may have to replace your ignition cylinder.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

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    Go to the ford place with your registration or just your VIN # (seen against windsheild on drivers side) and they will cut you a key to get in the vehical.

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If you need a new ignition lock, check out Rush Locks and Keys. They have the 1998 Ford Contour lock you are looking for and its the cheapest place to buy anywhere. Then locksmith can install it for you. YOU DONT want to but the lock from them, they upcharge 200%.

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