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1993 toyota camry ignition wont turn

About two days ago for no apparent reason my ignition started locking up and wont turn the first couple of times i was able to fiddle with the keys and it eventually started now it wont turn at all. the steering wheel does not seem to be locked so i dont know what else to try i know very little about cars so any help would be great thanks

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    i do not drive this car but about 10 miles a month at most. it's in great condition and when i went out to start it i was unable to push the clutch in. as i tried to it was just so stiff and then made a noise and froze. it will not do anything, it's just stuck / frozen stiff! do you know what would cause this to happen, is there a cable that could have snapped? thank you for your help. only owner and 1st. time this has ever happened!

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The steering wheel SHOULD be locked if the key is not in the ignition and turned to the 1st position.  If you can turn the steering wheel more than an inch or so without the key n the first position,  the ignition switch (read: thingy you put the key in) is bad.   
Sometimes you may have to move the steering wheel slightly to one side or the other to get the key to turn,  this in itself is not a cause for alarm. Try it and let us know.  If this doesn't work, you are probably looking at a couple hundred dollars parts and labor to get the switch/steering wheel lock mechanism fixed.
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