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Old 04-27-2017, 07:13 PM
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Need a B and W turn over ball hitch expert

Hi all-

Have a little problem. I can't get my B and W turnover ball out.

The insert is loose, and I have soaked the entire thing in PB Blaster.
The lock rod/ pin is out.

I can look from the top and see all the holes where the pin slides through. All are empty.

I can lift the insert up about 2 inches, then there is a solid THUD sound. No movement past that point. Tried a hammer, pulling from the top, nothing!!!

I called B and W and they say nothing can get in there. But something is in there!!!

They said to take the hitch out and use s press and push it out.

What do you think???


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Old 04-27-2017, 10:10 PM
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I don't think I'd put it in a press. Is it possible the lock pin is interfering with the ball? Sounds like about the right distance. Can you remove the lock pin and see down the hole it would go through?
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:21 PM
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Is the ball in the up position? If so, could you put a hitch on and jury rig a jack-all to pull up?
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:43 PM
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Bandit- The locking pin has a unlock position where the pin is removed from all the holes and then slides forward to a unlocked position. It is physically nowhere near the holes. I can push a screwdriver through the holes.

Alwaysfloored- No the ball is in the stored position.


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Old 04-28-2017, 10:45 AM
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It sounds like there might be something in there, pebble or something maybe. Can you push it out from the bottem, bottle jack on the differential?
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:29 PM
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Mine got stuck once, smack it from under the truck and it'll come out.
The lock pin in the unlock position is well out of the ball lock holes.
Smack it and polish the crap that builds up round the square shank.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:19 AM
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Rokcrler-

The insert is loose. I can move it up and down, and rotate it ever so slightly right and left.

Like Cartercraft said, I also think something is in there. But how did it get there, and how do I get it out.

I am afraid if I press or jack on it, it will gaul or seize in the hitch.


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Old 04-29-2017, 01:59 PM
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I've had debris fall inside the ball when in the stowed position. Mainly rocks/gravel. Have you peeked in the hollow part?
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:41 PM
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Yes-

Completely clear. Even blew it out with an air compressor. I also stuck a tig rod in the holes from the top and bottom.


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Old 05-04-2017, 11:21 AM
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Any luck getting it out? Must be something in there.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:32 AM
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The suspense!
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:59 AM
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It has been raining every day I had a chance to work on it.

I ran over a piece of steel and blew out two trailer tires on the bull behind trailer.

It would have been nice to use the goose neck trailer!!!


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Old 05-13-2017, 06:55 PM
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No luck. Just tried a 10 ton bottle jack between the differential and the hitch insert. No luck. I guess the next step is to remove the hitch.

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