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Old 02-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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I just installed a receiver d ring. I had a hell of a time getting it on. Took several wacks with the sledge hammer. My problem is that it got wacked a little to far and the pin hole won't line up. What is the best way to get it back out. I tried pulling it like hell and would not budge. Ideas?

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Hook a chain to it, attach to another vehicle (safely) and carefully tug on it in low range. SLOWLY, carefully.

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Use a BFH and drive it back out, then use some never seize to lube it up. I sold a 98 chevy that we damn near tore the bumper off trying to get the reciever hitch out. The new owner got a free hitch
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Only thing I would add to pat's post is nix the "hook to another vehicle" if it snaps free it may do damage to the other ride. Find a sturdy tree
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Putting a receiver into a hitch should never require hammering!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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Putting a receiver into a hitch should never require hammering!!
Well yes, that's true, but the OP was already beyond that point.
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Putting a receiver into a hitch should never require hammering!!
Now you tell us!
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Putting a receiver into a hitch should never require hammering!!
That would seem to be true but in reality, some receiver tubes have extra rounded interior corners & some receiver draw bars are more squared so they can sometimes present a very tight fit. I've seen it, it's just due to tolerances between some manufacturers.
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Two words ,,, Bench grinder ..
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That would seem to be true but in reality, some receiver tubes have extra rounded interior corners & some receiver draw bars are more squared so they can sometimes present a very tight fit. I've seen it, it's just due to tolerances between some manufacturers.
Part of the problem is that this summer I was getting the jeep ready for my wedding day (being what we rode off in after church) I went and POR 15 the whole hitch including the inside. This was never a mod I had thought about until I got stuck a few times. I will try and hook it up to a tree after work.
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Two words ,,, Bench grinder ..
Yep. If you have to hammer it in, don't. Make it fit correctly.
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Still stuck on there. Just tried to hook up to a post and tighten the road and hammer on it. Did not budge. Might take it to a welder and have them heat it up.
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Just chain it to a big tree, and drive really fast...
(kidding...sort of)....
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Just chain it to a big tree, and drive really fast...
(kidding...sort of)....
Lol, that reminds me of this

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:55 PM   #15
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Sounds like there's no need to worry about the pin lol
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This getting to be a pain in the butt. I am afraid that if I get stuck and need to rely on it will pop right off. Going to try soaking it with WD40. I would like it out so I can buy a small trailer for summer house projects.
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I just installed a receiver d ring. I had a hell of a time getting it on. Took several wacks with the sledge hammer. My problem is that it got wacked a little to far and the pin hole won't line up. What is the best way to get it back out. I tried pulling it like hell and would not budge. Ideas?
When I had a YJ years ago, I noticed that there were four tabs inside the reciever mount towards the back. I think the purpose of the tabs was so you couldnt put a receiver arm in too far and puncture the gas tank. If you hammered in the receiver arm you may have bent the tabs in, and they are acting like a barb when you try to remove the arm
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Depends how far past the pin hole you drove it. I did something similar. I used a bfh on the edges of the receiver arm and gradually inched it back out (hitting what would be the back side of the D-ring end in your case). Hard to describe but basically get under the hitch and drive it back out by hitting whatever's sticking out of your hitch receiver.
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don't know if room or not but try a punch from the backside to drive it out with the bfh. I've had to do it this way before
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