Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
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
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%.
Posted on Dec 27, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 26, 2015 | 1999 Ford Explorer
Jun 22, 2010 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Apr 15, 2010 | 1999 Toyota Camry Solara
Jun 21, 2009 | 1992 Ford Explorer
Jun 09, 2009 | 1997 Ford Contour
May 03, 2009 | 1996 Ford Contour
Apr 19, 2009 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks
Jan 03, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer
405 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: