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a locking hitch pin and no key

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ramjet gmc, May 25, 2003.

  1. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    I just got a new truck Power Stroke 7.3 diesel Excursion but 1 problem I have a 2" box hitch with a locking hitch pin and no key I think heat is out too much plastic should I drill it out?? Have you had any luck with this ?? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    <font color="red"> Well I got it off I did try some other keys I had but no luck but I did drill it out and it was so easy to do just started with 1/8 and stopped at ½ their was a small screw in the back of the lock cylinder and I drilled that and put in a screw extractor and it popped off the hole thing took 15 min thanks for everyone’s help </font>
     
  2. dyeager535

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    Saws-all would probably cut it quick, either that or cutoff wheel.
     
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    high speed cut off wheel /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Can Can

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    Is it a factorry Ford setup or an aftermarket item?

    Either way, there should be a code on the lock somewhere that either the dealership or a locksmith can decipher to provide you with a new key......
     
  5. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    aftermarket item?
    --- yes and looks tuff too /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
    cut off wheel i did not think of that anything else??
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Is there not a 4 digit code on the face of the lock near the key hole?
     
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    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I'll second the cut-off wheel. I just cut a carrier cross-pin with one of those cut wheels. It should cut that pin like hot butter. I am now a believer in those wheels. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    John
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Well I got it off I did try some other keys I had but no luck but I did drill it out and it was so easy to do just started with 1/8 and stopped at ½ their was a small screw in the back of the lock cylinder and I drilled that and put in a screw extractor and it popped off the hole thing took 15 min thanks for everyone’s help /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    You are a more patient man that I am. I would have just kept whacking it with a BFH till it was mangled beyond comprehension, then I would have taken it over to my friends house to be cut off with the torch. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  10. I had the same problem with my blazer when I got it. I took a large (1 1/2"dia.) 2 foot long "chisel" and a 10 pound sledge hammer to it! It came off with the second hit. Problem solved! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif good luck!
     
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    Take it to a locksmith.

    A good locksmith can pick any lock in just a few minutes. Have him make you a set of keys while he has it apart and it will probably cost less than buying a new lock.
     

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