Anyone have any advice on removing a stuck ball? If there is a line of traffic behind you, she's gonna let go. Is this the one you have? asked by: Bill. In addition, a hitch designed with a shackle in place of the ball can be slid into the receiver making for a more secure rigging attachment when recovery becomes necessary. How do you get the silly ball to unbolt? Bummer. Right Mac..great advice..pour fuel on it then light it on fire! Maybe your welder buddy has access to one. Please contact our accounts receivable department at 877-287-8634 or email [email protected] The Switch Ball™ shank features a patented J-groove design that allows various trailer ball heads to be installed and switched out as needed. Christopher A. Recommended Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for 2-Inch Trailer Hitch; Can Taller Hitch Ball be Installed in Curt Ball Mount # C45036; Can The Curt Ball Mount Be Used In The Rise Position. It seems to be stuck. In addition, a hitch designed with a shackle in place of the ball can be slid into the receiver making for a more secure rigging attachment when recovery becomes necessary. The mount wiggles around in the receiver (side to side) and can slide forward/backwards slightly (~1/8") with some force applied - such as tapping it with a block of wood. You can also try Coke (the soda, trust me), as it has a high carbonic and some phosphoric acid content. I am trying to get the ball off of the reciver. is there a way to do this, or can I replace the receiver. New bike rack stuck in hitch So I just installed a hitch and tried to install the bike rack. hey Stan, i worked at the hopkins hitching post installing hitches for a couple years in the early 90s that insert may never come out guys would come in and pay us to remove the insert and usally we ended up gas axing the old hitch off to install a new reciever hitch. That would lock them together tighter than ever. Personally, I think I'd just give it to the new owner. Newer Than: Search this thread only; Search this forum only. There are multiple reasons why. You can usually access it from the back side of the hitch. I believe it was also made as MFG# 990685. Turned the ball upside down so i could hit it from the bottom with my sled hammer. good luck, the guys have the right idea but sometimes good old rust might as well be a weld. If there is nobody behind you, the hitch will keep. You must log in or register to reply here. I have tried a wrench. Some hammer tapping of the ball mount on all 4 sides while pulling would likely get it to start inching out. Trailer Coupler Gets Stuck on the Trailer Hitch Ball Question: I HAVE A BIG TEX TRAILER WITH A TOGGLE RELEASE AND THE TONGE WILL NOT RELEASE THE THE BALL MOUNT I HAVE TO UNBOLT THE BALL FROM MY BUMPER TO TAKE IT OFF THE TRUCK , LOOKING ON THE UNDER SIDE IT LOOKS LIKE A PLATE IS STUCK ATOP OF THE LATCH THAT GRABS THE BALL UNDER THE BACK TOWARD … I bought a car, yes a car, that had a 1" hitch bolted to the frame. Take the whole Hitch assembly off and not just the receptacle. Follow. If the lock is stuck, the tow bar may also be rotted to the receiver. Let the chemicals at it and give them time (overnight at least), maybe tap with a hammer while treating it. Hitch Rack is stuck in the receiver (SpeedKnob equipped) Dave Updated December 22, 2020 21:28. I assume it's a receiver hitch. My US car has a standard 2" hitch receiver. If you just have a ball on your bumper then leave it on the truck, they are only $8 to $10 so its really not worth the effort. I had a 8lb sledge it only took 4 good smacks on either side the sucker popped out. And that's probably about the time I put a hitch in the receiver and it hasn't been out since. The excellent people who protest against all hunting and consider sportsmen as enemies of wildlife are ignorant of the fact that in reality, http://www.phelpsweb.thomasregister.com/olc/50691005/phel9_6a.htm, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Thanks for the suggestions guys. Removing trailer hitch that's rusted in the receiver - YouTube If you heat the hitch and pin using a torch a lot of times it will break the materials free and you can use a hammer and punch to remove the pin. If you want to leave your tow hitch and ball, recovery receiver, or hitch pin in place, grab a locking pin. I backed up to a tree at home , blocked my rear tires and then hooked a heavy duty come a long to the strap around the tree and the other to the receiver . What you're suggesting would expand the drawbar/ball mount (the male part) inside of the receiver hitch. Use a Sawzall with a thin metal cutting blade to get between the receiver and the stinger of the rapid hitch to cut the pin. Strip the whole vehicle for the new owner. I always leave it in the receiver. Its sitting in there pretty good and I am trying to get it removed before selling the vehicle. Meanwhile you can remove the wipers, lights, some lugs won't be missed. Help! Your account has been temporarily locked, so no orders can be placed at this time. Or if you have access, pour dilute phosphoric acid in there. Heat is the ticket - lots of it, because it will cause the outer receiver to expand and it will allow the rust to slide free. I've been rear ended in 2 out of 3 trucks that I have used the same hitch for. Finally it popped out. My hitch and reciever are one! Then there was an adapter installed that converted the 1" inch hole into a 2" inch hole for use with a bigger hitch and ball. Got it into the hitch receiver, tapped it with a rubber mallet a little go get it to line up, and now can't get it out. They do get rusted in there pretty good otherwise. Search titles only; Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. I believe it was also made as MFG# 990685. tree idea will work fine, 20mph probably a little fast, i had the same problem last year after winter, just hooked a chain around a tree put it in drive with 3-4 feet of slack, popped right out. Is Curt Class III Ball Mount Compatible with 2 inch Hitch Receiver on 2000 Ford F-150; Will Curt C45036 Ball Mount Work in OEM Hitch on 2004 Toyota 4Runner If your ball mount or hitch ball are rusted beyond repair, you will need to remove them from the trailer hitch to be able to replace it under the $5 lifetime warranty through U-Haul. The ball didn't even budge. Well, since rust is a chemical reaction you need to move the reaction the other way first through reduction. The nut is likely rusted onto the ball shank as well. If there is nobody behind you, the hitch will keep. The inner surface of the receiver tube looks fine, oddly enough. Removing a Rusty, Stuck Ball Mount & Hitch Ball. New bike rack stuck in hitch So I just installed a hitch and tried to install the bike rack. CURT 40053 Stainless Steel Trailer Hitch Ball, 6000 lbs, 2" Diameter, 1 x 2-1/8" Shank $27.74 CURT 45112 Class 3 Trailer Hitch Ball Mount, Fits 2" Receiver, 5000 lbs, 1" Hole, 10" Drop Guarentee i'll get it off just for the challange and the rod. • Always load the trailer correctly. At 110 lbs air, I cant get the nut to budge. It is a 2" reciever and Mount. More heat and beat. '01 F150. If I were you, well nevermind, I\'m glad I\'m not!! Tow Hitch Stuck in Reciever. Are there any tricks for getting it loose? Recommendation for Removing Stuck Ball Mount from Receiver. I want to change the position of the ball in my receivers tongue. I used a 90 degree wheel with pads on it to clean up the ball. They wrapped my strap around a tree, put the loop on the hitch ball and gunned it. to prevent the problem in the future, grease the receiver before you install the hitch. I went to remove my ball mount from my receiver hitch and it's stuck. Thanks for any tips or ideas. Search child forums as well I bought the truck and then found out the hitch is stuck in the receiver. The ball mount insert is stuck in the receiver. Most trailers have a 2" or 2 5/16" coupler. That is, the receiver can be used in a conventional way by adding a ball hitch in order to pull a trailer. You can usually access it from the back side of the hitch. Truck & Equipment Repair Christopher A. Then there was this ball hitch stuck in the rear lift tube on a parts HB-112 I picked up a while back: Unless it is stainless, what is the big deal in letting it go with the truck?? Hope this helps. I bought a big honking 1-1/2 impact socket. (You won’t need a sledge hammer when doing this) '01 F150. you might have to let it sit overnight. More heat and beat. Ball mount is rusted into the receiver hitch. Just gonna tell him to let it go. Most trailers have a 2" or 2 5/16" coupler. So did you get it out yet, and if so how? His hitch ball will not turn loose of the trailer tounge.He has tried silicone spray wd40 etc. Spray it with some wd40 or similar product. The Featured Image is of a Factor 55 Shackle Hitch. I tried spraying it several time with PB blaster hitting everywhere with a BFH and then hooked it up to an S10 and getting as much traction as i could it the gravel and jerking the chain quite a bit couldn't get it to budge. I am not too concerned about it, but my dad asked me if I could get it off for him. One time, I also helped a friend remove a ball hitch from a SUV. None of them has anything to do with caring what someone else thinks. Lets address the hitch being stuck in the truck. Seems the rust has it locked, the undercoat doesn’t help either. Truck & Equipment Repair Hitch Rack is stuck in the receiver (SpeedKnob equipped) Dave Updated December 22, 2020 21:28. If you have a compressor, you might try an air hammer with the most blunt tip you can find. And that's probably about the time I put a hitch in the receiver and it hasn't been out since. My Hitch Mount is stuck in the Hitch Reciever. Let it set overnight. Right Mac..great advice..pour fuel on it then light it on fire! Grease your hitch ball when towing to prevent your coupler from squeaking and wearing. My new Telluride came with a ball mount for the tow hitch—and it looks like it should fit—but it doesn’t want to slide in the receiver. Then there was this ball hitch stuck in the rear lift tube on a parts HB-112 I picked up a while back: Search titles only; Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. I am trying to get the ball off of the reciver. Got it into the hitch receiver, tapped it with a rubber mallet a little go get it to line up, and now can't get it out. It can be purchased @ most automotive stores.Here is a link for you. anybody ever have this problem. Search child forums as well If there is a line of traffic behind you, she's gonna let go. If the lock is stuck, the tow bar may also be rotted to the receiver. They're cheap. The Featured Image is of a Factor 55 Shackle Hitch. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. B&W Trailer Hitches - American made towing products featuring the Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch, Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch, and Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch. Here’s what to do instead. Been a great truck since I bought it over a decade ago. My Hitch Mount is stuck in the Hitch Reciever. LOL, Quoting MargeritaVille:"They don't want the buyer to think that the vehicle was used for anything but commuting to and from work. His nephew had shoved a hitch in the receiver on his dad's k1500 and couldn't get it out and was afraid his dad would find out he was messing with his truck. Oct 15, 2009 ... whatever, get 'er on a highway, then go uphill. Common thing to happen in the rust belt. One time, I also helped a friend remove a ball hitch from a SUV. Turned the ball upside down so i could hit it from the bottom with my sled hammer. Question: cant remove tow ball from reciever. Yep, nothing like damaging a tree and possibly causing damage to your frame. Page 2 of 3 ... Id get the biggest sledge you can find (10lb'er sounds nice) and go to town hitting the part where the ball mounts while soaking the receiver area in a 50/50 mix of acentone and atf fluid BassAckwards, Dec 13, 2018 #21. Chuck: ... get a wire toothbrush and start brushing the inside of the receiver to get all the excess rust out! Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org. hey Stan, i worked at the hopkins hitching post installing hitches for a couple years in the early 90s that insert may never come out guys would come in and pay us to remove the insert and usally we ended up gas axing the old hitch off to install a new reciever hitch. First off. Common thing to happen in the rust belt. This hitch has been stuck in the reciever and will not come out. ****** it with PB blaster, and then use an enerpac, or porta power to push it out. I have a triple ball hitch. hit it with a hammer. I had a 79 chevy short box with the receiver stuck in the hitch. Right Mac..great advice..pour fuel on it then light it on fire! JavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. You can try spraying some PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench or maybe work some Naval Jelly in there and let it sit overnight. thanks . The locking pins usually come with a couple keys. Otherwise you'll spend more money in your time then to just buy another one.Had that happen to me once and had to anchor the truck and winch the receptacle out, now I Grease the receptacle and also take it out when I'm not gonna be using it for a while. Tom W … I backed up to a tree at home , blocked my rear tires and then hooked a heavy duty come a long to the strap around the tree and the other to the receiver . After that you can use a sledge, cable and tree, air hammer or come along to pull apart. @RayS used to make a rear ball hitch similar to MFG# 990907 except his had a receiver tube where the flat plate is in this IPL: . I've tried lots of WD-40 and banging on it with a hammer, but it won't budge. Some require a dual action move where you would push back or forward on the lever while lifting up on it. Try banging it in to loosen it rather than just pulling it. That took heat, and impact gun to get the bolts to loosen. You can also chain it to another vehicle, pull and bang with a sledge. It seems to be stuck. A rusty ball mount can get stuck in the receiver opening and be hard to remove. use a good penetrating oil to loosen up the rust and other debris that is causing the problem. Let it set overnight. I have had this happen before and have taken a small sledge and banged the heck out of the nut at the bottom of the hitch ball. I had to use a torch, a sledgehammer, my, dad, another worker.....you see where Im going...Let it go...LOL. Come join the discussion about fishing guides, bait, safety, gear, tackle, tips, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! How To Remove Stuck Hitch Ball from Gooseneck On a 2008 Ford F-250; Tips for Removing Stuck Gooseneck Hitch Ball; Can I Use A Bed Liner With CURT Quick Goose 2 Gooseneck Hitch # C630-652 on 2007 GMC Sierra; Spray Lubricant to Free Gooseneck Ball Stuck in Hitch; Dimension to Use to Locate Ball Center for 2002 Chevy Silverado 3500 Long Bed This hitch has been stuck in the reciever and will not come out. Anyways if you all have a stuck gooseneck ball this is how I got mine out. Have to hit HF later this week and get another one. You don't really want to be putting excessive heat on a hitch you will distort it. Spray it with some wd40 or similar product. The nut is likely rusted onto the ball shank as well. I tried spraying it several time with PB blaster hitting everywhere with a BFH and then hooked it up to an S10 and getting as much traction as i could it the gravel and jerking the chain quite a bit couldn't get it to budge. I assume it's a receiver hitch. Follow trailer and tow vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for placement and quantity of cargo. That took heat, and impact gun to get the bolts to loosen. Follow. If you cant get it out...you have to give me 100 bucks! @RayS used to make a rear ball hitch similar to MFG# 990907 except his had a receiver tube where the flat plate is in this IPL: . Home Towing Accessories It will break up the rust that is holding it in. Newer Than: Search this thread only; Search this forum only. Rust. Is this the one you have? Had the same problem. ... those drawbars don't fit very tightly in the receivers so a little vibration should work things loose. So moving around a few ions first will make it much easier. triblet: posted 05-17-2002 05:05 PM ET (US) Chain around the ball, other end of the chain around a big tree, roll forward at about 1 MPH. Hitch stuck in receiver on my truck! We have been towing around my buddies brand new 22′ steel trailer for the last few weeks while moving. I ahve used it many times. I'd get that removed (may need to cut it) and see what size shank is needed. A rusty ball mount can get stuck in the receiver opening and be hard to remove. Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM . Strip the whole vehicle for the new owner. Does anyone know a way i can get it off. Tongue weight should be between 10% -15% of Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). :clapping: :clapping: RIGHT..I am sure it would work but I woulden't want to try it. I have tried a wrench. Block the vehicle wheels and with the torch, heat up the receiver almost white hot and hit the outside (all four sides) of it with a two pound hammer. You could wrap a rope around a big tree and then to the ball mount and tighten up the slack (driving forward) and then rap it with a hammer. ... Chain around the ball, other end of the chain around a big tree, roll forward at about 1 MPH. 1/2 drive air impact Wrench shot and lauched the hitch will keep one of my beat... 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