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post #1 of 8 Old 12-15-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Class V Hitch Stuck/Welded in ????

I bought my truck about 5 months ago with a class V 2 1/2 inch reciever. I wanted to take the ball hitch out and put a different size ball on. It would not budge I sprayed it with everything I could imagine and pounded it with the sledge, even hooked it up to the back of my dads truck and tried to pull it lose. Would not budge. Has anyone ever heard of welding them in there so they never budge? I really dont want to bust out the big wrenches every time I need to change ball size.

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I doubt it is welded... with just a little rust on the inside of the receiver tube and a little rust on the drawbar, its an extreme PITA to remove.

The way I was able to remove a drawbar out of an old receiver was to remove the receiver from the truck, drill a 1/4" hole in the rear of the receiver, soak with PB Blaster, heat and repeat.
Will eventually come lose.

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agreed rust. had to cut the back off of one of my hitches and heat it then try and drive the hitch out.

did you get it out yet?

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Rust has that much force you can't hook too trucks together and pull them apart?



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Rust has that much force you can't hook too trucks together and pull them apart?
Yes. Its the pressure it causes when the metal oxidizes and "swells".

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stuck

first of nice honker haul, it's probably not pulling straight enough to where it is binding worse, spray penetrating oil in the seams on both ends for a few days and beat it if that won't work break out the torch with a rose bud and heat it good.
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It is finally nice out again I will have to try again on getting it out. I will let ya know how it goes.
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Heat, hammer, penetrating oil soak, and hammer on it up, down, sideways, in, out, and whatever else. It may takes days, but I'd just keep working on it everyday for about 30 mins.



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