Today we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13322 on a 2002 GMC Sierra. The first thing you want to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire to get it out of your way. OK, we are looking at the drivers side of the vehicle here. At the bottom of the frame you can see we have got an existing bolt. We are going to be removing that off both sides of the vehicle, and we will be replacing that with new hardware. Just forward of that is an existing hole as well that we are going to be using a carriage bolt and block - just it down from the top of the frame, down into place. And then here on the bumper itself we have got two existing weld nuts. Those are going to provide the rear-most attaching points for the trailer hitch. And again, we are going to be using the hardware that is provided in the installation kit.
Today we are going to install part number 13223 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. We will show you where the hitch mounts up on the frame. It reuses these existing holes where these bolts are right now. This tie-down hook actually gets taken off the vehicle and left off, and it is going to be the same thing on the passengers side, where this tie-down loop will get taken off as well. And these pieces will stay off the vehicle. Also, we did take down the spare tire, just to get a little easier working room, and the spare tire will go back up in its place when we are done. All right, when you take this down, there is a threaded fitting here which the hitch uses, too.
Today on this 2008 Toyota Corolla S we are going to install part number 11266 from Curt. This hitch is going to be relatively easy to install. There are four holes that are threaded in the frame. These two are on the passenger side of the vehicle. Over here on the driver's side it is going to be an identical set up. :20 The threads here are a little bit corroded even though it is a 2008, there is still some rust and dust in there so take some time to clean those out first. Spray some WD-40 in there run the bolt in and out to clean it out and then if necessary you may need to run a tap through if it is really corroded. The start was easier so what you want to do is run it in a little bit then back it off and run it in and back it off.
Today, on this 2009 Pontiac Vibe, we will be installing Curt hitch part number 12228. Okay, we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the drivers side frame rail. As you can see here at the end of the frame , we have got two existing weld nuts. Those are going to provide our two attaching points on the drivers side for our trailer hitch. We will be attaching the hitch to the weld nuts using the 12mm bolts and conical tooth washer. And on the passenger side, we will be using the same two weld nuts and same bolt washer combination. Over here on the passenger side, you will need to lift the hitch up over the exhaust. 0:31
Today we are going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch on a 1998 Ford Ranger. What happens is that this bolt is going to be taken out and then replaced. And then another bolt will have to be installed on the frame right here. So that will require us to drill a 1/2-inch hole. And that will be identical on both sides. After you take the bolt out, there is a little J-nut up inside the frame you want to go ahead and take that out also. We can go ahead and tighten up these 4 bolts now to get the bumper back up. Next we will install some hardware in this same hole right here. We will just put our plate in our bolt.
Today on this 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Full Size Van we are going to install part number V81970 from Valley. Next we will go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up on the van. And it is kind of easy on this one ton, so I will have plenty of room to work in. We are looking at the drivers-side frame rail and we are going to use this hole here, here, and here. And on the passenger side there are just going to be two holes used. This on and this one. What we are going to do is install our hardware using this access hole here. The kit comes with a wire pull, what we are going to do is take our wire, put it through the hole we are going to use and out the access hole. We will slide our block on first and then thread on the bolt, we can go ahead and push that in actually.
Today on this 2007 Hyundai Elantra we are going to install part number 24795 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 60872. First off I will go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up onto the frame. Its going to be easy to install, it mounts up to the existing weld nuts on the side of the frame. :17
Looking at the drivers side frame rail, there are two existing holes. Since they are out in the elements you may want to take some time out to clean out the threads. Run it in a few threads then back it off. With older vehicles you may have to run a thread tap. We will go ahead and do that on all four bolt holes, just clean it out and get it ready. :34
Today we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 36423 on a 2007 Jeep Compass. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. Looking at the passengers side frame rail, you can see on the inboard side here we have got two existing holes. The hitch is actually going to come up the arms are going to come here on the inboard side. We are going to take the 5/8 bolts that are provided in the installation kit and we are going to slide them from the outboard side to the inboard side, and the hitch will go up onto those. And we are going to do that same thing for both sides of the vehicle. So I am going to take the bolts back out, and then we will go ahead and put the hitch up into position.
Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 36417 from Draw-Tite on a 2008 Honda Odyssey. We are underneath the vehicle now and we are looking at the driver's side frame rail. As you can see here at the end, we have two existing weld nuts in the frame that we are going to be using as the two attaching points for the trailer hitch. And then over here on the passenger's side, we have the same two weld nuts that are also going to provide the attaching points. And you can see, we do have the exhaust in the way, so we are going to want to lower that down first. To do that, we are going to remove it off of the rubber hanger here at the rear position and then here at the more forward position, almost in the middle of the vehicle.
Today we are going to install part number 70758 from Hidden Hitch, and we are going to install this on a 2008 Mazda Tribute. It is going to mount up on these two holes right here and here, and this one hole back here. It is going to be identical on both sides. We will begin our install by actually fish wiring the hardware into the frame. We are going to run our bolt leader from our hole here and out our access hole at the end of the frame. Now some models have a tie-down hook that is in the way that covers this up completely. In that case, you would actually have to drill a hole in the bottom of the frame. All right, and we will do the same thing on the passengers side.
Today we are going to install part number 75118 from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this on a 2004 Mazda Tribute. Now we will show you our attaching points: they are going to be here, here and here. And it is going to be the exact same thing on the drivers side of the vehicle. We will use a wire pull first. We will push it through the bolt hole that we are going to use, out the end of the frame, and then attach our hardware to it. First we will start off with the plate and then we will end up with the carriage bolt, and we will repeat for the rest of the holes in the frame.
Today we are going to install part number 13535 from Curt - this is a 2-inch receiver hitch - and we are going to install this on a 2004 Honda CR-V. First I will show you where the hitch mounts up on the vehicle. It is going to mount up on this frame member here, it is going to mount to the tow hook, and it is also going to mount on the other side of the frame member above the exhaust. To begin our install, what we have to do is lower the exhaust, and we are going to have to take down the rubber hangers here and here. And we will just gently lower it down. That should give us enough room for working room.