Ford Escort Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Ford Escort Key. Tips, Cost, Your Options and More.

Ford Escort Lost Car Keys Replacement

Ford Escort Lost Car Keys Replacement

 

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In this article:

Ford Escort Replacement car keys – Introduction

Ford Escort keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: a regular, transponder chip or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding machine for Ford cars

Automotive locksmith coding machine for Ford cars

Have you lost your Ford Escort car keys – How do I get a new replacement key? What options do I have?

Ford Escort key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Ford Escort car key replacement cost

Ignition cylinder replacement - Ford

Ignition cylinder replacement – Ford

Can I get a replacement Ford Escort key by VIN?

Ford Escort key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry remote - Ford

Keyless entry remote – Ford

Keyless entry information Ford Escort

 

Introduction:

The Ford Escort was introduced in 1981. This model has four types of keys.

Non-Transponder Key: 1983-2003 – Four types of keys.

  • Please keep in mind that while keys/remotes may look the same they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/remote.
Non-transponder and chip keys - Ford

Non-transponder and chip keys – Ford

 

Quick access: or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had/ year below to get the most accurate information:

 

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003: (X244/H76)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key Replacement X244/H76

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key Replacement X244/H76

 

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996: (1191ET/H62)

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key Replacement 1191ET/H62

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key Replacement 1191ET/H62

 

1988, 1989, 1990: (1190LN/H60)

1988, 1989, 1990 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key 1190LN/H60

1988, 1989, 1990 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key 1190LN/H60

 

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987: (1167FD/H51)

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key Replacement 1167FD/H51

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 Ford Escort Non-Transponder Key Replacement 1167FD/H51

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Ford Escort car keys, have no spare and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

Ford Escort Lost Car Keys Replacement

Ford Escort Lost Car Keys Replacement

A: For a more detailed explanation including tips on how to SAVE TIME AND MONEY please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Ford Escort cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Second, tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you.
Coding service for Ford key fobs and transponder keys

Coding service for Ford key fobs and transponder keys

A word of caution: The type of key you need will depend on the year and model of your Ford Escort. Therefore, the options on how to get a new key made and programmed depending on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder or a regular key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for the service?

Ford Escort Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Ford Escort Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 2003 Ford Escort.

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). That would help the locksmith or dealer verifying the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. The title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Ford Escort key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace Ford Escort key without the original? What is the average price?

Ford Escort Key Replacement Cost

Ford Escort Key Replacement Cost

A: The answer below is a short explanation. For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement cost

In short, to replace a Ford Escort key can cost between $40-$150. It depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not

    Programming on-site new Ford keys

    Programming on-site new Ford keys

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better security features the key had and therefore you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see this model type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.

In addition, it depends on where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. However, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the total price is usually higher.

Furthermore, consider that if you are looking to have a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.

Finally, in case your ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.

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Q: Can I get a Ford Escort key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith the option to access the key code on file, i.e. to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process very fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. For Ford Escort vehicles that are older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Ford vehicles that are equipped with a transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are available. However, programming is necessary and therefore you will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Ford Escort key programming – Which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tool & more.

A: Ford has different types of keys. Some require programming and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed with a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple we divided all Ford keys into 2 categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys)
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer (Transponder or remote keys)

 

No Programming needed

Ford Escort non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

X244/H76, 1191ET/H62, 1190LN/H60, 1167FD/H51.

 

Ford Escort keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Car key programming tool - Ford

Car key programming tool – Ford

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them and programming is needed. In addition, a special machine is needed to program them and therefore an automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you (Usually for models made after 1998).

None – this model has no keys that should be programmed.

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Q: I have a Ford Escort key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one should I get? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: Ford Escort has a few keyless entry system options. For newer models, the key you have contains a built-in keyless entry system (a remote master key or key fob/smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the relevant information.

 

Keyless entry information for the Ford Escort:

Keyless entry information Ford Escort

Keyless entry information Ford Escort

Ford Escort has 2 keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

1999-2003: CWTWB1U331 (Choose Method A)

1997-1998: GQ43VT4T (Choose Method A)

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