Troubleshooting Diversi-Tech Ball Mount That Is Locked And Won't Allow Key To Insert

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I have a Diversi Tech hitch that I cannot get off of my truck. The mechanism that the key goes into seems to be unaligned and the key cant go in. I have a picture I can send. Does anyone over there have any suggestions for a fix? Thank you.

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The Diversi-Tech ball mount like # DTLBM8400 has the integrated lock surrounded by the metal of the hitch itself. I recommend using some penetrating oil like the UltraLube Biobased Spray Lubricant and Penetrant - 12-oz Aerosol with Straw # L10444 and letting it work its way in to see if you can get that lock aligned so you can remove the hitch with the key. If penetrating oil and vibration from using a rubber mallet won't fix the issue, then you will need to drill out the lock to remove the ball mount.

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