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Troubleshooting Curt Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch with Hard to Release Slider Mechanism


Extremely hard to get the release handle to pull out to go in the slide mode. It seam when I pull on the handle supplied it puts the shaft in a bind and will not pull out. The few times I have used I had to get in the bed to push the shaft straight to get it to release. Even when you push/ pull on it the spring is very stiff. And no I’m not a weakling. Lol


Expert Reply:

It is possible that the mechanism of your Curt hitch # C16536 needs to be greased. There are 2 points that require grease: on the rod at the spring (driver's side) and at the smaller diameter end on the other side. I have linked the instructions for the roller/slider assembly which points on the areas that need to be greased. Using a spray version of white lithium grease like # L11363 will make it easier to reach those locations.

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Jameson C

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