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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-Install-2009-Ford-F150.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. On this 2009 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number 87494 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75651 from Draw-Tite. All right we will go ahead and show you the attachment points. The hitch is going to attach on this bumper bracket right here and mounts on the side of the bumper bracket back here. Our hardware is going to be this bolt, the conical tooth washer, the hitch, and there is another conical tooth washer behind the bumper bracket and the nut itself. Then just go ahead and bring the hitch up. And we have a bolt already sitting in there, so lets push it into place, and we will put our hardware behind it just to hold it. All right we will go ahead and do the same thing for the drivers side. All right we will go ahead and put our bolt from the outside in just to the hitch, and it is going to come out the oval here. And then since there is such a big hole here a bushing actually fits inside. It is a thick washer, just going to go up there and take up space. The big square block is going to sit on top of it and then a flat washer on top of that and then the lock washer and nut. Make sure the flat round thick washer stays inside the frame and does not get pinched or anything like that. Again we are just going to do it finger tight because we may have to move it around just a little bit more. And we are going to do the same thing on the drivers side. Basically you have got it right, this hitch is sitting flat on the frame bracket here to and the hardware is sitting at an odd angle. We are actually going to go ahead and torque those down as specified in the instructions. In a a few short simple steps this hitch has already been installed. And there you have it for part number 87494 from Hidden Hitch.
20 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2006-ford-ranger.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. On this 2006 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. Okay looking at the drivers side frame rail I will show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount up on the bottom of the frame right here using an existing hole and also, two bolts go into the side of the frame. It is going to be identical on both sides. :17 What we are going to do first of is our hardware on the bottom edge of the frame and will hold our hitch up and go ahead and install the hitch by the two bottom bolts. We are going to leave this loose, so I can move the hitch around while I put the bolts into the side of the frame next. :37 All right the same thing is going to happen as before, the bolts are going to come from the inside, out. Make sure you are not caught behind any wires. And repeat the process back on the passenger side. Once you have all your bolts started go ahead and snug them down. Once you have all the bolts snugged down go ahead and torque them down as specified in the instructions. And with that easy install that finishes it for part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch.
20 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-2002-GMC-Sierra.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. We will go ahead and take our carriage bolt and block and that into place. The next thing we want to do is go ahead and remove the bolts from the end of the frame rail on both sides, and then we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We are going to replace the bolts that came out of the frame with the new 14-millimeter bolts, along with the conical-tooth washers. We are also going to be using those bolts in the bumper as well. OK, we are going to go ahead and put the hitch up into position now. It helps to get the proper order of operations here to make the install easier. I first attached the carriage bolts at the forward-most attaching point. Now I am coming back and doing the ones in the bumper second. That will help to get them aligned easier. And then we will come and do the weld nuts in the bottom of the frame last. We want to leave everything loose for the time being until we get all the bolts in. OK, with all the bolts in place, we can go ahead and tighten them up. And now that we have got all the bolts in place, we can go ahead and torque them down. You want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. OK, now that we have got all the bolts torqued down, you just want to make sure you put your spare tire back up into place, and your installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 13322 on a 2002 GMC Sierra.
20 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-mitsubishi-montero.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. We are going to take some time here and actually clean that out really good. Spray it down with some lubricant and run the bolt in and out. Sometimes, in an aged vehicle, you may have to run a tap through it to clean it out. All right, now at this point we can go ahead and start installing the hitch. And we will install the hitch using the bolts and the holes that we just cleaned out the threads in. All right, and we just slip in our bolts. We have a long bolt the flat washer will go up, and just put the nut on top, just enough to get it started. When the drivers side is done, do the same thing on the passengers side. All right, now that we have got all our bolts started, let us go ahead and snug them down. Torque them down to the specified torque ratings in the instructions. OK, with the hardware installed, the only thing that is left over is to put the spare tire back up. And that covers our install of part number 13223 from Curt, on our 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
20 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2008-toyota-corolla.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. Using a wrench you do not want to tighten it down, you just want to run it in a little bit and back it off until you run the bolt all the way through. You want to do that with all the remaining holes. :49 Now we can go ahead and install our hitch. All it requires is a bolt and a conical tooth washer. Go ahead and install it to the frame. Now that we have all our bolts started we can go ahead and snnug them down. Then we can torque them down as specified in the instructions. Roughly from the edge of the bumper to the hitch pin hole center it is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground it is approximately 12 inches tall. With all the bolts torqued down that finishes our install already. There you have it for part number 11266 from Curt.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-2009-Chrysler-town-and-country3.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing Valley hitch part number V82683 on a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country. You can see underneath here we have got three existing bolts here on the bottom of the frame. These are going to provide the three attaching points for the trailer hitch. We are going to need to remove all three of those bolts, and we will actually be reusing those for the hitch attachment. Over here on the passengers side, we will be using the same three attaching points. The bolts are already in the frame. As you can see, we have got the exhaust that is in the way, so we are going to need to lower that first before we can get started. We have got a hanger right here on the outboard side of the frame. We are going to be removing the exhaust from that hanger. That should give us enough clearance to go ahead and get the hitch up. To get the exhaust off of its hanger, we will have to go ahead and spray it down with a lubricant, like a WD-40. And you can see as I pull away from the exhaust now I should have enough room to get the bolts out of the frame. As you can see here, with the exhaust pulled out of the way, we have got the AC lines running in between the two forward-most bolts. We want to make sure not to pinch those when we put the hitch up into position. There is a cutout in the hitch itself to ensure that that does not happen. OK, and with all the bolts removed from both sides we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. Again, if the hitch is going to interfere with the AC lines on the drivers side, you want to make sure you slide the hitch up next to the frame and underneath the AC lines. OK, and with all the bolts up in position, we can go ahead and torque them down. You want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. OK, and with all the bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure we put our exhaust back up on its hanger, and our installation will be complete. And this will conclude the installation of hitch part number V82683 on a 2009 Chrysler Town & Country.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-1998-ford-ranger.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. Let us go ahead and install the hitch. Be careful not to push the bolt back up into the frame. Sometimes it helps to tilt it at a little bit of an angle to get it around these extra bolts in the bumper, and then level it out. And then you can pull your bolts through. All right, next we are going to snug down the bolts we just put in. That will bring the hitch as close as possible to the frame. That way, the hitch will act as a template to drill out our holes. First we are going to drill out a 1/4-inch pilot hole bit and follow it up with a 1/2-inch bit. All right, next we will install our hardware like we did in the front, on the inside, just like that. However, there is a spacer that needs to go inside there, so we will slip our spacer in between and our bolt into place. And we will do the same thing on the passengers side. Once we have got all our hardware in, we can just go ahead and snug down the bolts. Now we can torque down the bolts as specified in the instructions. All right, and that does it for our install of part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch on a 1998 Ford Ranger.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-Install-2001-DodgeRam-3500-Van.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. And just pull it on through. And it will be the same thing on both sides. In addition to the frame mount it is also going to use this bolt hole on the bumper bracket and this one too. At this point we can go ahead and lift the hitch up, it is a good idea to have an extra set of hands on this one because it is kind of wide and awkward to get up there. So have one person hold one side while the other person gets the bolt started. When we install the nuts we want to leave it loose because we still have to move around the hitch and get some more hardware in onto our bumper. Okay and we will go ahead and install our hardware here, and this is why we leave the hitch loose so we can move it around and get the bolt into place. And put a conical tooth washer behind it and the lock nut. Now that we have all the bolts started we can snug the bolts down. And it is the same thing on both sides. Then go ahead and torque them. And there you have it for part number V81970 from Valley.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2007-hyundai-elantra.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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 Next we will go ahead and get these tabs lose in the trim. On this model here we are actually going to have cut off this trim tab right here, the supports are going to push out of the way when the hitch goes in place. Next go ahead and spray down the rubber hanger with some lubricant, and we will pull that off. We can go ahead and start raising the hitch into position. What we are going to do is actually put in the passenger side first, pull the tailpipe down, and work the hitch in and then go back over the the drivers side and put it up into position. 1:03
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2007-jeep-compass.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. You are going to need to hold it in place while you feed the bolts through, and that will allow it to hold up. And then you can put the fasteners on after that. Here at the forwardmost attaching point, we are going to use the conical-tooth washer and nut. On the rearmost bolt we use the lock washer and nut. And we are going to do that same thing for both sides of the vehicle. OK, now that I have got the bolts snugged down, I am going to go ahead and torque them now. We want to check with our directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each of the individual bolts. And with all the bolts torqued down, our installation is complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 36423 on a 2007 Jeep Compass.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2008-honda-odyssey-1.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. With the exhaust down, I am going to go ahead and clean the weld nuts out first, before we go ahead and get started with the hitch install. To do that, again, I am just going to take a spray lubricant, like DW-40 and then I am just going to take a basic battery terminal cleaner and just going to run that up inside the weld nuts a few times. And then I am going to do that to the other side as well. Now that we have the weld nuts thoroughly cleaned out, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We want to use the hardware that is provided in the installation kit to make our connections. OK, and with the bolts in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down. OK, and with the bolts tightened down, I want to go back through and torque them to their specified torque rating. You want to check with your directions to verify that appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all of the bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure that we put our exhaust back on its hangers. And our installation will be complete. And this will conclude the installation of hitch part number 36417 on a 2008 Honda Odyssey. OK, and with all the bolts in the frame, we can go ahead and tighten them down. They are slightly tightened down now. We want to go ahead and torque the bolts to their specified torque ratings. And you want to check with your instructions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each particular bolt. And when you have the bolts torqued down here on the passengers side, you want to make sure that you put the exhaust back on the hanger. And with the bolts properly torqued down, that will conclude the installation of hitch part number 13561 on a 2008 Honda Odyssey.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2008-mazda-tribute.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. All right, at this point we can actually start installing our hitch, and it is good to have an extra set of hands. We will install the rest of the hardware now. Again, we will run our bolt leader through the side and out our back access hole at the end of the frame. Pull both of them through and carefully hold the bolt in place and put on the nut and washer. And we are going to leave all the hardware loose because invariably you will probably have to move the hitch around to get the bolts in. At this point you can go ahead and snug down the bolts. And then once you have them all snugged down, you need to go ahead and torque the bolts as specified in the instructions. That finishes our install of part number 70758 from Hidden Hitch.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2004-honda-crv.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. 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. Next thing we are going to do is go ahead and start installing our hardware into the frame. What we are going to do is put our fish wire through this hole here and out this larger access hole here, put our hardware in, and then pull it back through. In this hole it is going to be a little bit different. We push in all the hardware inside and then pulling it straight back out the same hole. That is all we need to do. And we do the same thing on the passengers side. All right, at this point we can go ahead and start hanging the hitch on the bolts we installed. It is a good idea to have extra hands because it is kind of an awkward piece to work with. All right, at this point we can go ahead and start snugging down the bolts. Once you have all the bolts snugged down, go ahead and tighten them down to their torque specified in the instructions. We have got our hitch installed. Now the last thing we need to do is go ahead and reattach our rubber exhaust hangers. One quick check to make sure the exhaust is not hitting anything. That finishes your install of part number 13535 from Curt.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-Install-2007-Jeep-Grand-Cherokee.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87752. This installation will also apply to the Draw-Tite part number 75338. Okay we are underneath the vehicle. We are looking at the rear bumper structure, we have four holes that we will be using as our attaching point for the trailer hitch. The hitch is actually going to go up around both sides of the bumper structure and we are going to put the bolts through each one of the holes and attach it to the weld nuts built into the hitch. Before we get started we need to remove two of the plastic push rivets that are holding the bumper to the bumper structure. Okay with those two removed we can kind of push the bumper fascia away from the bumper structure here enough where we can get the hitch up and around. And we will be attaching the hitch to the bumper structure using the 4 inch long 1/ 2 inch hex bolts along with the conical tooth washers. If you are finding that there is an excessive gap in between the trailer hitch and the bumper structure itself, you can go ahead and use these flat washers that are provided in the installation kit and slide them in between the hitch assembly itself and the bumper structure around each one of the bolts and that will help ship up the extra space that is in there. Now you can see by tightening those down it pulled the hitch up nice and tight to the frame, so we do not have to worry about putting any extra flat washers in there. I am going to go back through and torque the bolts down now. You want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. Okay with the bolts torqued down we can go ahead and put our push rivets back into place. And this will conclude the installation of part number 87752 on a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2008-dodge-grand-caravan1.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan we will be installing hitch part number 36455 from Draw-Tite. This hitch application also applies to Hidden Hitch part number 90169. The first thing you want to do is get underneath the vehicle and lower the exhaust off its rear most hanger here on the passenger side. To remove it off of its hanger you want to just spray the stud here down with a spray lubricant like a WD-40. And then we can just use a crowbar and kind of get behind there to pry it off. And with the exhaust off of its hanger you can kind of pull it out of the way here. With the exhaust pulled out of the way you can see we have two existing bolts here in the frame. Those are going to provide our two attaching points for our trailer hitch on both sides of the vehicle. What we are going to do is remove both bolts from the frame and we are actually going to reuse those for our hitch installation. Okay now that we have the bolts removed we can go ahead and put the hitch into position. Again we are going to be reusing the bolts we just took out of the frame to install the trailer hitch. You want to make sure here on the passenger side that you avoid the air conditioning lines that are at the bottom of the frame. The hitch may need to slide underneath that just a little bit. Okay now we are going to go through and torque the bolts down. You want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. You just want to re-install the exhaust back up on its hangers. This will conclude the installation of Draw-Tite part number 36455 on a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2009-toyota-matrix.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix. This installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 24812. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the driver-side frame rail here. As you can see at the bottom we have got three existing weld nuts. Those are going to provide our three attaching points for the trailer hitch. That is going to be the same over on the passenger side. It may be necessary to clean the weld nuts out prior to putting the hitch up into position on some models that have seen a winter or two where there might have been some road grime or corrosion built up. On this particular vehicle our weld nuts are in good shape so I am not going to clean them out before starting the hitch installation. You are going to be attaching each one of the weld nuts using the 12 mm bolt along with the conical tooth washer. Over here on the passenger side you can see we have got the exhaust coming out. We do not need to lower the exhaust but we do need to put the arm of the hitch up and over the exhaust tube here when we go to put the hitch into position. Okay now that we have got the hitch up into position, we can go ahead and torque it down. You will want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And now that we have got all of our bolts torqued down our installation is complete. This will complete the installation of Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix.
21 Oct 2010
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