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Ignition switch or linkage problems?

1996 ford crown Victoria: car starts put won't shut down. Ignition feels way too free. Obviously something is broken inside. Also, the steering wheel doe not lock any more either. I changed the cylinder but it's deeper than that. Recommendation?

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Probably bad switch down on the column shaft.OR the link rod that leads to it. The switch is spring loaded and is probably bad.
Not talking about the key tumbler here. don-ohio

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