Ignition is pushed in and stuck

Tiny
TURBOTAIL
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  • 1986 MERCURY SABLE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
The other day, I went to start my car, and as I put the key in, it seemed to go in a little further than usual. When I turned it over, it didn't recoil back to the normal position, so the car kept grinding like I kept the key pushed all the way forward. I had to jump out and disconnect the battery, to get it to quit. Now, to get it to start, I have to zap it with the battery. The ignition switch is stuck on. How can I fix this?
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 AT 10:49 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like the tumbler is bad and needs replaced.
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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I'll give it a try-thanks!
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 AT 11:33 AM

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