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Old 07-15-2007, 07:14   #1 (permalink)
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has anyone had problems with the car keys....i have had a transit, afiesta van and nw a scorpio....all of which have had problems with the keys.....at present not 1 key will open the scorpio, ignition is fine, but i cannot lock the car as i cannot open it with the keys,i had to smash the small window to get in......what is it with ford keys.....any solutions anyone.???????
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:36   #2 (permalink)
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Er, get a new key cut? For some reason the ignition barrels seem to fare better, wear-wise, than other locks. Maybe because they're not open to the weather.
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er, dont you think i have already done that...ive had 2 new keys cut...also a new ignition barrel with new keys that did work the doors.....i have had the same problems with all ford cars/vans i have had,,,the keys and locks are really crap....
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er, dont you think i have already done that...ive had 2 new keys cut..
No, didn't know you'd done that until you told me. Try some lube in the lock(s) otherwise it's a barrel overhaul.
BTW Ford didn't make the locks, Tibbe did. Very few things on a Ford are actually made by them.
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Old 07-15-2007, 16:08   #5 (permalink)
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Re: key problems

The locks and keys on Fords were good for many years. I have an 1985 F150 with 200,000 miles and they are still fine. (the old 5 cut keys). Then they went to a 10 cut key and for a while now an 8 cut key. 8 cut is the worst, prone to premature wear, especially when people have 5 lbs. of stuff hanging from them.(not saying you do). When you had new keys cut, were they just copies?, or newly cut keys back to factory specs.?
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hello, they were copies...i can lock the car with the keys but cant unlock so i had to break glass to get in....stupid isnt it.....
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hello, they were copies...i can lock the car with the keys but cant unlock so i had to break glass to get in....stupid isnt it.....
Stupid? Not necessarily, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Since you just got copies made, all you got was a copy of a key that didn't work, so the copy won't work either. A competent locksmith can code you a new key to factory specs.
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the copies were done from a dealer who made the copies using the correct equipment, and the key that was copied worked at that time....we had a copy made beacuse originally the ignition key screwed up first....so the copy worked the ignition and the doors......now only the ignition works.....
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