yeah, when i first got it i hosed it down with wd40. it works great, except for the not working part, lol. I actually found the broken pin. I should probably be able to fab my own pin with little effort. And stevens243, yes im pretty sure it is a conspiracy. Take a look on any jeep that has a hilift, and most of the time there's not a scratch on it. But then if you don't have it, you are guaranteed to need it!