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You did not state which model you had but normally on Hilti drills with a removable chuck you just put the nose of the chuck in the palm of your hand. Take your fingers and pull back the sleeve. Slide it back on the guide tube and then turn it until it catches. If that does not work then something is wrong with your chuck.

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I'm not familiar with that brand, but it sounds like your chuck just fell apart.
It can be reassembled, but a better and more long lasting fix would be to get a replacement chuck and swap them out. This will save you what could turn into hours of frustration, attempting to repair the old chuck only to find it still doesn't spin freely or tighten correctly.
Note the numbers on the side of the chuck itself, as well as the tool make and model #. There's no need to replace it with the same brand, but what is essential is that you find the correct chuck mount for your drill. (This is usually a number code like 2JT, 3JT, etc.) If this is not marked on the chuck, you'll have to know the diameter and thread pitch of the shaft the chuck screws onto.
Other than that, you merely need to decide the capacity (size drill bit allowed) of the chuck you wish to put on your drill.

Do a web search about drill chucks and you can find many suppliers that will be happy to sell you a new one, and you'll soon be drilling with the best of them...
Hope you find this helpful! If so, please take the time to rate this post.

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