1997 f-250 super duty's key and can't afford a locksmith right now, is there a way to start it without the key?
Yes but the steering will still be locked so you can't drive it.
I had a similar problem with my F-150 and the fact of the matter is that you will have to have the locksmith come out and link to your trucks computer and make you a new "chip key"
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