I tried taking the receiver out of the hitch on my 99 tj. It was stuck so I thought no big deal. I tried to knock it out from the back with not luck. I then used a 20 lbs sledge to try to get it to budge (in or out) it would not move. We then took a torch and put some heat on it and it still wouldn't budge. So I figured I could hook a chain to it and pull it out, I hooked to a tree and yanked it pretty good and it still didn't move. I don't want to removed the entire unit but I might have to. I started to take the entire hitch off and one of the bolts came about 1/2 way out and got stuck. The big impact gun wouldn't move it in or out:banghead::banghead:, it's been one of those days. I put a pipe on the bolt and was afraid it was going to break. Every time I try something simple it turns into a pain in the arse.