Reply. We are a mobile RV Repair Company and we specialize in . White hot, eh? 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. Most of the paint has separated and it is covered in varying degrees of rust. You’re right. Can't pry the damn thing out either. View Profile If you have an iron trailer hitch or hitch ball that's beginning to rust you can remove the rust with Naval Jelly. So now I have my hitch pin rusted in place holding my D Ring receiver in place - the hitch itself is loose and moves around but I cannot for the life of me get the pin out. It just sticks, like its rusted. Works like a charm, and will clean everything off down to the weld metal. Needless to say I won't ever forget to remove the pin/hitch like that again. Removing a Rusty, Stuck Ball Mount & Hitch Ball. Rusted Hitch Restoration LLC. It might be a good idea to remove the whole hitch assembly while doing this. It would be far safer to just replace it. Since 2015. We soaked it with B’Laster PB and drank a beer to allow the penetrant time to work. All in all cost about $40 in 'stuff' to get it out. Sometime around 1988 I had a rusted in place hitch on a 1969 Chevy Open Road van given to me by friends from Colorado. All the time keeping a lot of tension on the come-along. I had someone come over with a rusted in receiver. A rusted utility trailer is by no means past its useful life. I had a friend stop by last spring with the same problem. At first I thought it was the way the trailer sat on the car, putting pressure on the mechanism. Worse yet, we've had a number of customers call us with the mount stuck in the receiver. Always trying to help..... Save Share. Hells Bells, just back it into a volcano. When a trailer hitch rusts within the receiver, it can make it impossible to use. small amount of heat just to draw the pb blaster into the receiver socket. (You won’t need a sledge hammer when doing this). Me too. Then repeat on the other side of the hitch and try sliding the shaft out. If it’s rusted so bad that you can’t give it a couple wacks with a 9 lb hammer and knock it loose, take the whole hitch off and replace it. ... (541) 526-5986- trailer roof repair. A lot of hitches and trailer equipment comes with special coatings that prevent rusting, but this can rub off over time. you’ll be looking at a frame straightening soon if you keep that up! The van was so bad teh guys decided to rent a U haul to tow thei J-24 back home and abandoned the vehicle and title to me. Any other suggestions? Better have a fire extinguisher handy for whatever catches fire! Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 17 of 17 Posts. I backed the truck up to a cement wall and had a friend put a block of wood between the hitch and wall. now the thing is rusted stuck in there. (Dremel?) you dont want white hot that will change the temper on a small square sheet steel that will also remove all the paint and under body protection there. The pin was rusted into the D ring receiver I don't think the PB ever stood a chance to even get to it to start working. So order a new Reese hitch from Amazon. I'm wondering if I could just sandblast it and keep using it or if I should just buy a new one. I agree with skipper…if you need to heat the metal to break the bond then you may compromise the metal to the point that it may effect it’s tow rating. They had tried beating it out previously. Usual I use the torch on nuts, but those expand which is good for that. it broke the rust’s hold, but it still wouldn’t come out easily. see if there is room if you remove the spare to get at it from the front to whack it that way. Preventing rust on Hitch Receiver and bar Welcome to TheMalibuCrew! My bad. RV Roof Repair, Water Damage and Restoration Services. So 3 months ago needed to replace my factory trailer hitch. I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty and the correct hitch and mounting hardware (bolts and washers). If you use your hitch it will get metal/metal hits and lose paint. i’ve tried tons of wd-40 and liquid wrench. I can't even get the bolts to seat properly. Swapping out receivers, hooking up to trailers, etc. Not having had a reason to tow for the past several years my reciever had gotten rusty, the cover had even rotted / rusted and had to be pried out. It will rust. sledge. little at a time. That pushed it out no problem. I put a small bottle jack on the back side of the rear facing side of the receiver and jacked it into the ball. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. First, remove any loose or flaking rust with a wire brush. Here's what does: Shock and awe (there are no lubricants or solvents in this particular 'ible). Generously spray the opening to the hitch receiver with a penetrating fluid. 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. Removing Rust from Iron Trailer Hitch. I took it off today to get a better look. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Took it off, and used a dremel with a cutting wheel on it, to rub back and forth on the rusted and flaky paint areas. J. the whacking in and out will let the rust get pushed out to give more room for the rust to get out of the way. It's easier and won't bend or break anything. Spray liberally all around where they join, and find a nice big sledgehammer to separate them…this would probably be easier if you remove the tow bar from the truck first. Try a can (or several cans) of PB Blaster. Cloudflare Ray ID: 60964af239140cd1 i bought a used dakota from a guy that left the ball mount in the trailer hitch for years. Its been on my truck since i bought it over a year and a half ago...its a bumper hitch. Especially on my bush-hog blades. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, Ball mount rusted stuck into trailer hitch receiver. Then apply Naval Jelly and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes—no longer than 15 minutes. That much heat would compromise the metal strength. I removed it cleaned the reciever and oiled … Since 2015 Rusted Hitch Restoration LLC. I'm excited to hear some GOOD ideas and not just someone rambling on trying to get the "best answer". Rust is one of the biggest culprits of stuck trailer equipment. Whoops! Plus, with the towbar sticking out, when I haul stuff to the landfill it makes it more difficult to back right up to the edge of the dump-off point. Heating it up and all these gyrations are going to destroy the temper of the metal it’s made of and from there, the hitch will be junk because it won’t be able to handle the weight it’s supposed to be able to handle. Heat works but “white hot”? you’ll still need the torch. thanks. good luck, the guys have the right idea but sometimes good old rust might as well be a weld. It is a 2" reciever and Mount. the pb blaster will do the hard work, and the sledge will ‘knock’ the rust loose. i’ve even tried wrapping a chain around a big tree and the ball mount (with the pin out of course)and driving as fast as i dared only to have the truck jolt to a stop without the mount coming out. Remove a rusted trailer hitch with penetrating fluid and an air chisel, not a sledgehammer. I didn’t think that one through. don’t do the chain to the stump thing. So I lost my key to the trailer hitch that was on the back of my Yukon.. It’s going to take lots of ‘elbow grease’ but it will come apart. An aftermarket hitch came with my 2003 V6 Tacoma but it looks pretty weathered. Remove the ball and use the hole to attach. It took the blue wrench (oxy/acetylene torch) to heat it up enough to break the rust bond between the mount and receiver. Don’t forget lots of mufflers and pipes/brackets get cut off with torches every day. It would be better to remove the hitch. Repeated this process 3 times. I had this problem once. Anywhere near the gas tank? drive in in, and out. A rusty ball mount can get stuck in the receiver opening and be hard to remove. But the one that is on our camper is a beast. When it rusted, it created an inadvertent pressure fit. i would second the removal of the whole shebang, but if one cannot get one part unstuck, what are the chances of getting 8 bolts out? Applying a generous amount of Liquid wrench, and I've hit it with a hammer a few times with no luck. Will a torch help? 04-09-2006, 11:16 AM #2. dubba. Pulled out the 5lb sledge and banged it out hammering against the nut on the ball with a sacrificial chunk of slightly softer steel in between. Un-huh, unless you use power wheel cutter (what’s the name for this?) Thanks Reply With Quote. Brake fluid is also an excellent paint remover so I wouldn’t consider applying it to anything painted that I wanted to remain that way. You may have to try a few times and give the hitch a few whacks with a maul, but eventually it'll come out. • Sounds like your ball mount has rusted so badly that it is stuck in the hitch you have on your vehicle. But find out the bumper attached to the trailer hitch. i bought a used dakota from a guy that left the ball mount in the trailer hitch for years. I'm asking because its butt f'n ugly and i want it off!!! Wife's Explorer trailer hitch has a lot of rust showing and she want's it painted. Stuck Receiver Hitch Bravada Car Forums Automotive Forums .com ... let us know how it works out. Stuck ball on trailer hitch. wire brush off the rust both inside the reciver and on the hitch when you get it out and use lots of white grease on the hitch before you put it back in. now the thing is rusted stuck in there. 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. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. My Hitch Mount is stuck in the Hitch Reciever. PB blaster NOT wd40 and heat the outside of the receiver a little to get the pb in there. I checked and made sure that they are the right bolts for the vehicle. Rust out and a new oem was over 1K. And, if I have an extra heavy load (really too heavy for So needed the parts to change to a tundra that did not have the trailer hitch first. That tactic often results in parenthood, Cappy! The key to a successful paint job is to remove as much of the rust as possible before painting. anybody have any ideas how i can get this thing out? As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account . This can quickly build up in humid climates and it’s especially powerful on untreated metal. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. > When I have a trailer hitch, I tend to walk into it, and bang up my > legs. S… Let the air chisel chatter away at the hitch for a minute or so. Unfortunately, the holes in the frame are very rusted from the 8 years of driving without a hitch. i’ve even tried wrapping a chain around a big tree and the ball mount (with the pin out of course)and driving as fast as i dared only to have the truck jolt to a stop without the mount coming out. I’ve had great luck using DOT-3 brake fluid on rusted bolts and such. Rinse and repeat if any rust still remains. Personally I can't justify paying a bunch of money to powder coat a $150 trailer hitch. Gooseneck Ball Location with Curt Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD How to Determine Where the Gooseneck Ball will Be in the Bed of a 1997 Ford F-350 Is the Shank of the Ball on the Curt Quick Gooseneck Hitch part # C630-652 Round or Square It may (IT MAY, most likely won’t) snap the ball off. There we go. Rusted Stuck Seized Parts, Free at Last: It's rusted on and won't come off. sometimes my best work has been while drinking a beer and waiting for something to develop! It was stuck but good and no amount of cold pounding was going to free it. What is the best way to handle this project; Remove hitch, use a wire brush to remove rust, clean and re-paint. I'm an idiot. Some reach for a certain stinky penetrating solvent (WD40) but it doesn't really work well for this kind of thing. If the back of the hitch opening is open spray some down in there, down the front of the hitch opening and also on the hitch pin hole. In fact, repainting a rusted utility trailer every few years will extend its life. The way Tester said, but attach a come-along to the ball and the other end to something real immovable. Your IP: 167.172.149.170 i’ve tried tons of wd-40 and liquid wrench. • What you will first want to do is liberally apply a spray lube like WD40 or liquid wrench to the ball mount. 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