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Old 08-21-2009, 05:01 PM   #43
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i ended just doing it all myself... buy the hitch and have it installed... whatever, no wonder our auto industry is in trouble... they have an obviously failing product and are not willing to replace it with a safer and better product... oh well

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Old 08-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by flmgrip View Post
Maybe I can talk the dealer into replacing it with a better aftermarket... I'm still under warranty... What's a recommended aftermarket ?

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Old 08-21-2009, 08:05 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by vajeep View Post

I had the same problem on our Suburban until I started using a straight hitch pin. I bet that you have a hitch pin that is curved on one end. For some reason the bent or curved end likes to "wallow" the round hole and turn in to an oval. We got our OEM hitch replaced under warranty and bought a straight hitch pin at a Tractor Supply and no problems for the last three years.

Hmmm - I have exacty the same problem on a 2008 GMC Truck, maybe i should replace the bent pin with a straight one before it gets worse

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Old 08-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #46
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I agree with vajeep, check your pin. If it is the type that is "bent over" to form the "handle" that you grab to install or remove the pin, then , yes, that type will revolve or wallow around and cause that type of wear. Get a new straight pin the correct size to solve the problem.


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