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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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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2009-chrysler-town-and-country.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 87451 on a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country. OK, we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the passengers side frame rail. As you can see, the exhaust is in the way of right where we are going to need to get the hitch up into position, so the first thing we are going to need to do is go ahead and lower it down. To do that, we are going to take it off of its main hanger, which is right here. And now, with the exhaust down, I can kind of pull it out of the way. You can see here above the exhaust here we have got one, two existing bolts. We are going to remove those and actually reuse those for the installation. Looking at the drivers side, we are actually going to be using three attaching points. And again, the bolts for those are already in the frame: here, here and here. Now that we have got all the bolts removed, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. Over here on the passengers side, you want to make sure when you put the hitch up that you avoid the AC line here. It might be necessary to slide the hitch a little bit behind the AC line here. You want to make sure that definitely do not have the AC line in between the hitch and the frame. Now that we have got the bolts up into 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. With all the bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure we go ahead and put our exhaust back up on its hanger, and our installation will be complete. And that will conclude the installation of hitch part number 87451 on a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-1990-ford-f150.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 1990 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number 14001 from Curt. One of our first steps this involves is we have to lower our spare tire a little bit to get it out of the way. Sometimes this hanger gets in the way. What you have to do is test it. We will go ahead and put the hitch up. Clamp it into position. Mark our holes, and drill out the holes in the frame. Clamping this up into position can be a little bit of a bear so it is a good idea to have an extra set of hands involved. And you see here we have got our hitch here clamped into position. What we will do next is block our holes where it is going to be drilled. We are going to be drilling here, here, and here. We will start off with the pilot hole about a 1/ 4 inch the way up to a 1/ 2 inch. We have got our holes drilled out on the passenger side here. We are going to repeat the same process back over on the driver side. We have got our holes drilled out. We can go ahead and start installing our hardware. Now inside the frame is going to be a block like this and then the carriage bolt is going to go right through it. We can go ahead and lift the hitch into position. Get your help again. And we will just go put it up there and we will just attach it with a couple of nuts to hold everything in place for now. In the center is this large hole here we are going to use an extra spacer. It is going to be identical back over on the driver side. And then once we get everything started we will go ahead and snug the bolts down. After you have snugged those down and got them flush against the frame, we will go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. All right, and with that, that finishes our install part number 14001 from Curt.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2006-toyota-highlander-hybrid.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, we are going to install part number V81310 from Valley. The first step we need to do is go ahead and get the frame ready to install the hitch. That means we have got to take down this tie down bracket here and take out the little plugs that cover up the holes. The hitch is going to install at this bolt hole and these two bolt holes here that we just uncovered. Looking at the driver side, it is going to use these three existing holes also. But since these are exposed to the elements, we are going to take some time out to clean out the threads so we can run the bolts in and out. Run your bolt in just a few threads and then back it out a little bit and then spray it down again. Go ahead and get the first few threads cleaned out really good so you can make sure you have got the bolt going in straight. At this point we can go ahead and start installing the hitch in the vehicle. It would be a good idea to have an extra set of hands on this one to hold up one side while you start the other side. We have got one bolt in each side to hold it in place. Now I will go ahead and install the rest of the bolts. And then after that we can torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. All right, with the bolts torqued down, that pretty much finishes your install of part number V81310 from Valley.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-Install-2009-Pontiac-Solstice.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on a 2009 Pontiac Solstice we are going to install part number 11119 from Curt. First we will go ahead and show you where the hitch will mount up onto the frame. As you can see there is an oval hole off to the left-hand side. The hardware is going to use that existing hole to attach the hitch to. However o n some models there is two existing holes, if the second additional hole is not already drilled in the frame you will need to drill it out yourself. As shown here this is the drivers side which is identical to the passenger side. We are going to start off by marking our holes to drill. On the hitch itself you measure the holes centers to be 3 inches even. So basically we are going to measure from this center oval hole here and come straight back about 3 inches and mark our hole. We will go ahead and drill it out with a1/ 4 inch pilot hole and follow up with a larger bit. Sometimes this little tab, or punch out is in the way a little bit, what you want to do is take a pry bar, or handle of the breaker bar and push it out of the way as needed. Okay we will take a bolt leader and put it through the first hole that we drilled and out through our access hole here. Put the block in first, then thread on the bolt and pop everything in and pull it back out. This time go in the same access hole and come right back out. Our bolt on the bolt leader, and block. And this time we will go ahead and start with that going in first then our block and come right back down. And do the same exact procedure on the passenger side. Put it up at an angle like this, the hitch is going to be out towards the back then we will rotate it underneath the bumper and back up. And we will slide our hardware on. All right we have a little clearance in the holes of the hitch so you can take a moment, leave everything loose and move around as needed, get it centered the best way possible. Go ahead and snug down the bolts. All right we have them snugged down so we can go ahead and torque down the bolts as specified in the instructions. And that finishes our install of part number 11119 from Curt.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2006-chevy-silverado.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 13322 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. Looking at the passengers side, we are going to show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount in this place right here, where the bolt is. Also, it will use this factory hole right here, and also it will use two holes in the bumper. We did a test fit on the hitch to make sure it clears the spare tire and if it does not, all you have got to do is lower the spare tire a little bit and move it out of the way. Next we will go ahead and just take off this rear bolt here - we will do one on each side - and then we can start installing the hitch. We will install our hardware in the most forward hole in the frame. So we will put a plate on, and then our carriage bolt. Just it in like so, and then do the same thing on the passengers side. At this point, we can go ahead and start hanging the hitch from the hardware. Once we have put it in place, we just hang it by the bolts we just installed. All right, next we will do the bolts on the bumper here. Again, we left the whole hitch loose so we can move it around. Again, just getting these just started. Now we will go back to the frame and install the bolts there. We will install the new bolts the factory bolts got replaced. We will use the new hardware in the hitch. And again, sometimes this can be a little bit off, so you do want to leave this loose so you can move it around. Once you have all the bolts installed, go ahead and snug them down. All right, now you can go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. With that, that finishes the install of part number 13322 from Curt.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2009-chevy-silverado.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today, on this 2009 Chevy Silverado, we are going to be installing hitch part number 13322 from Curt. Okay, we are underneath the vehicle and the first thing that we want to do is go ahead and remove the spare tire and get it out of the way. Looking at the passenger side frame rail, you can see here at the end that we have an existing 14mm bolt that we are going to be removing. That will provide the rear most attachment point for the trailer hitch on both sides. And just forward of that we have an existing hole that will provide our forward most attaching point. And again that is going to be the same on both sides. We are going to be using the ½ carriage bolt and block assembly. Lay that up inside the frame and it down through the hole. Then here at the bumper we also have two existing weld nuts that are also going to provide stabilizing attaching points for the hitch. :46 So, the first thing that we are going to do is remove the 14mm bolts from the end of the frame. Then next we are going to put the carriage bolt and block assemblies into the frame. Now we are going to hang the hitch up by those carriage bolts using the flange nuts provided in the installation kit. We are just going to hand tighten for the time being until we get the other bolts into place. 1:15 Okay, then next I am going to go ahead and install the 14mm bolts with the conical tooth washers into the weld nuts into the bumper. You may find on some of these newer models that you will get some interference from the flange here on the back side of the bumper when trying to put the hitch up. If that is the case, you can go ahead and trim this out a little bit. 1:35 And then finally, we will install the new 14 mm bolts with conical tooth washers into the weld nuts here at the bottom of the frame. Okay and with all of the bolts into place, we want to go ahead and torque them down. You want to check with the instructions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. Okay and now that we have all of the bolts torqued down we just want to make sure that we put our spare tire back up and our installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 13322 on a 2009 Chevy Silverado.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2002-toyota-rav4.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. On this 2002 Toyota Rav 4, were going to install part number 75125 from Drawtite. The first step involved is to take down this tie down bracket. We will show you where the hitch is going to mount up in the frame. It is going to use these two existing studed holes in the frame. On the passenger side it is going to be identical. And what is nice about this is that the bolts in there are relatively easy to clean out. On the other side though there is not a tie down bracket take a few moments to clean out those threads over there. We will work on that next. :28 Alright we are going to spray these down even though we just got the bolts out of them just to make sure we get all of the dust and the extra grime that came out with it and we will thread our bolts in just to make sure it works. Alright this is our other side that doesnt have anything in there, so it is going to take some work. So what we will do is spray it down and when you do that we can go ahead and run our bolt in. And be very careful about doing this so you do not cross any of the threads starting off. It is going to appear like our threads are too big, but it is just a bunch of dirt and grime in there. Once you get it started then you want to back it off and do that two or three times and you can see some of the junk is already coming out. 1:07 At this point we can go ahead and start installing the hitch. What we will do is rest the hitch on the muffler side first and we will go over to the drivers side and start installing our bolt. Then go ahead and install the other two bolts that are going towards the front of the vehicle. With our bolts started, we can go ahead and snug them down. Leave them a little bit loose because it is good to have a little bit of free play left and right. Take a second to move the hitch and center it and then snug it down. 1:34 At this point with our bolts snugged down we can go ahead and torque them down as specified in the instructions. And with just those four bolts we are all done, and there you have it for part number 75125 from Drawtite.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-Install-2006-Hyundai-Elantra.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 24703 from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this hitch on a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. All right, looking on the bottom of the vehicle, looking up on the passengers side, you will see the bolt that is in the frame the hitch will attach at that point right there. This hitch does not come with new bolts to replace the existing factory bolts. It will be just like that on the passengers side and on the drivers side. We are also going to use the center tow loop on the trunk pan here, too. We will use that for an attachment point. We will start off by taking out the factory bolts. There will be just enough room so we will not actually have to take down the exhaust or anything, either, which is nice. All right, next what we will do is install our hardware for our center tie-down loop. Now, there is some sealant along the edges here you might want to scrape off some of the top layers so the bolt will sit in as level as possible. It goes in on an angle, of course, but you want the plate sitting on top of the hook as flat as possible and as far forward on the vehicle. Next we can go ahead and hang our hitch on that. We will go ahead and hang the hitch now by the center tow loop bolt. Now we will go on to the two outside frame bolts. All right, once you have got all the bolts started, you can go ahead and snug them all down. At this point, we can go ahead and torque down the bolts as specified in the instructions. There is not going to be much thread after that there is just going to be one or two threads at the most. All right, and with that - pretty simple setup - that finishes our install of part number 24703 from Draw-Tite.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-2004-Nissan-Xterra.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 13183 on a 2004 Nissan Xterra. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and the first thing you want to do is to go ahead and remove the spare tire to get it out of the way. Taking a look at the passengers side frame rail here, you can see we have got one, two, three existing holes here at the bottom of the frame. Those are going to provide our attaching points on both sides of the vehicle. With the installation kit, you do have this long plate that it comes with, one for each side of the vehicle. One end has a flat edge the other end has a rounded edge. The rounded edge is the part that actually needs to go inside the frame. The flat edge will be the one toward the bumper. We will just lay that in there and align it over the existing holes. And then we are just going to take our carriage bolts that are provided in the installation kit, and we are going to them down into all three locations. OK, we are going to repeat that procedure for the drivers side as well, and then we will go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We are going to fasten those carriage bolts with the hex nuts that are provided. OK, then, on the drivers side, we are going to be using the same procedure with the long block in the carriage bolts. But here on the drivers side you can see we do have the exhaust tube that is going to kind of interfere with us putting everything into place here on the frame rail. So to get that out of the way, we are going to go ahead and lower it off of this rear-most hanger, which is right here. OK, now we are going to go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We want to make sure we go up and over the exhaust here on the drivers side with the trailer hitch. With the hitch up into position and the nuts tightened down, we can go ahead and torque our bolts. We want to check with the directions to make sure we verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. Now that we have got all our bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure we put the exhaust back up on its hanger and put our spare tire back up into place, and our installation will be complete. And this will conclude the installation of Curt hitch part number 13183 on a 2004 Nissan Xterra.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2000-ford-f150.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 87183 on a 2000 Ford F-150. This installation will also apply to Draw-Tite part number 75065. We are underneath the vehicle. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. We are looking at the driver side frame rail. You can see the wires for the existing 4-pole are in the way here so we want to make sure that when we put the hitch up, we pull those up and out of the way. Right above those wires would be the two existing holes here at the end of the frame rail. Those will provide the two rear most attaching points for the trailer hitch. And then we are going to be using first the two holes here forward on the frame rail that will provide a third attaching point. Those will be the same for the passenger side as well. At each of those attaching points we are going to be using a carriage bolt and block. And what we will do is just put those two together like so and them down through the top of the frame. I do want to make note again before I put the bolt in here on the passenger side. Some of the newer models may have a layer of film for undercoating here at the bottom of the frame rail on both sides. If your model has that, you want to scrape that out of there before you get started because we want it to actually touch directly to the bottom of the frame metal once we get the hitch up into place. Because this mount does not have it any longer, we do not have to worry about that. And with bolts into place we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We are going to be attaching each one of those bolts with a conical tooth washer. Now that we have got the hitch up into place, you can go ahead and torque the bolts down. You want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all of the bolts torqued down, the installation is complete. This will conclude the installation of Hidden Hitch part number 87183 on a 2000 Ford F-150.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-2008-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 be installing Valley hitch part number V82163 on a 2008 Honda CRV. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the driver side frame rail. Here towards the end of the frame you can see we have got one, two existing weld nuts here in the frame. Those are going to provide the two attaching points on the driver side of the vehicle. It may be necessary on some models to go ahead and clean these weld nuts out if they have built up road grime or rust in them. Over here on the passenger side, we are actually going to be using the same attaching points, the two weld nuts. As you can see we have got the exhaust here in the way so we are going to go ahead and need to lower that down off of its hangers. Remember when moving the exhaust off of it's hangers, it helps to spray the studs down with a spray lubricant like WD-40. It makes the removal of the rubber hanger off of the studs a lot easier. You want to do that in both locations. And then you can just take a pry bar or even a pair of pliers. Just come in behind it and pry the hanger right off. And we are going to do the same thing here on the outboard sided one. Just let that lower right down to where the exhaust tube will rest on the sway bar here. Next we are going to go ahead and clean out the weld nuts. To do that again we want to use a spray lubricant and then we will just take a wire brush, run that into the threads, spin it around a few times and that will help to release the road grime and rust that might be up in there. And we want to do this at all four of the weld nuts. And now that I have got the corrosion released, I can go ahead and spray it back down. And then we can just run the bolts in and out a few times to check to see if they are thoroughly cleaned. For that mounting position we are going to be using the 10 millimeter bolts along with the conical tooth washers. And that will be the same at all four of the weld nuts. For the tow hook attachment, the half inch hex bolt and half inch nut. Verify that all of the weld nuts are thoroughly cleaned we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. It might help to start by actually attaching it to the tow hook first and going back and attaching it to the frame. And then on the passenger side you want to make sure you put the arm up and over the exhaust. We are going to let the two tabs here at the top of the receiver tube go up and around the tow hook. And we will slide the hex bolt through and we are just going to have that loosely installed for the time being. And we will go back and add our bolts here to the frame rail. Okay and what you may run across which I have here, is that when I go to put the bolts in here on the driver side after already putting them in the passenger side and the tow hook, is that the bolt holes are just a little bit off. And the reason that we have some of that variance is because the tow hooks are sometimes welded just a little bit off. So what I am going to do is actually remove the hitch from the tow hook and go ahead and put all four bolts in on the frame and come back and make the attachment to the tow hook. Okay and now that we have got all four bolts loosely installed to the frame we can come back over to the tow hook and make our connection there. With all of the bolts in place, I am going to go ahead and torque the bolts down to their specified torque rating. You will find that torque rating available in the directions. And over here when I am going to put the exhaust back up you can see that the hitch has a cut out for the hanger here on the inboard side. And now our installation is complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number V82163 on a 2008 Honda CRV.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2009-honda-odyssey-V82400.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 V82400, from Valley, a Class III receiver hitch, and we are going to install this on a 2009 Honda Odyssey. First we will show you where the hitch installs, starting on the drivers side frame rail: this threaded hole here, this threaded hole, and this hole right here. We will pull our hardware from the inside out. Going to the passengers side, above the exhaust here, it is going to use this threaded hole, this threaded hole, and then that is all it is going to use on the passengers side. There is an extra hole on the frame of the hitch for manufacturing purposes, but it is not going to be used. OK, the first thing we will do is go ahead and lower the exhaust down here. What we will do is we will take off this rubber hanger right here and lube it down first - it makes it a little easier to pull off. The next step you want to do is inspect the threaded holes in the frame itself. What you want to do is spray them down a little bit, put a wire brush in there and try to scrape out some of the threads. And then run a bolt in and out a few times before you put the hitch up. In this case, it is virtually a new vehicle, and it is actually in very nice condition, so we will not have to worry about that today. At this point we can go ahead and start installing the hitch, hanging the passengers side on the tailpipe itself to support that while you do the drivers side first, installing the bolts. Again, this is the whole that is used for manufacturing purposes, and it is not used on the install. All right, next we will go ahead and install our hardware in this hole here. We will use the access hole farther up in the frame and back through. Pop that inside and down through. Now we have got everything started. You might have a little bit of movement. Take a second to keep it as centered as possible and then go ahead and snug down the bolts. OK, at this point we can go ahead and torque down the bolts, as specified in the instructions. At this point we can go ahead and reinstall our exhaust hanger. OK, and with that, that finishes our install of part number V82400 from Valley.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2007-mitsubishi-outlander.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander we are going to install part number 87444 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75555 from Draw-Tite. First thing we are going to do is lower our muffler so we have access to the frame where our hitch will mount up. There are three muffler hangers that we have to spray down with some lubricant that will help make the removal a little bit easier. :19 Next what we are gong to do is put a strap around the exhaust to keep it from falling down too fast. Okay, we will start taking off the exhaust hangers. We are going to have to use a pry bar to remove the muffler hangers. Now we have our hangers loose we can go ahead and lower the exhaust. There is a strap to control its descent. Its going to use these three holes right here that are already threaded. On the driver's side it is the same story. And since it is a little bit older vehicle you might want to take some time out and go ahead and clean up the threads. :58 First we are going to spray it down to get the loose stuff out. Then we will run our bolt in, just get it started. As you can see we have some junk coming out already. I am going to run it out a few times with a tool of course, until you can run it all the way through the nut. At this point, with our threads cleaned out, we can go ahead and start installing the hitch onto the frame. What we are going to do is put the passenger side of the hitch on top of the muffler, let it sit there, it will hold that side for use while we do the driver's side first. Okay, I have one started lets go ahead over to the passenger side and do that. 1:29 Next we are going to do the hardware for our tie-down loop. What is going to happen is the bolts are going to go through here, go through this plate on this side of the tow loop and on the inside of the tow loop, in between the hitch it is going to get the square spacer and two more quarter inch flat spacers. Now that we have our bolt through we will go ahead and put our lock washer and nut on there. Everything is sitting at an angle right now and that is because the hitch is still loose. 1:53 So what we will do next is snug down the bolts that go through the frame, and then we will come back and snug this down. At this point now all our bolts are snugged down and we can go ahead and torque them down as specified in the instructions. With our hitch installed we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust to the rubber hangers. And with that, that finishes our install of part number 87444 from Hidden Hitch.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2008-kia-sedona.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 70761 on a 2008 Kia Sedona minivan. This application will also apply to Draw-Tite part number 75421. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and we are looking at the drivers side frame rail. As you can see we have got three existing weld nuts here at the bottom of the frame, and these are going to provide our three attaching points for both sides of the vehicle. Also, here on the passengers side you can see our exhaust is in the way, so we are going to need to remove it off of its rear-most hanger. To remove the exhaust down, you can either remove it off of its rubber hanger or you can simply unbolt it from the bottom of the frame. OK, now that I have got my exhaust lowered here on the passengers side, the first thing we want to do before we try to put the hitch up is to go ahead and get those weld nuts cleaned out. To do so, we are just going to take a spray lubricant, like a WD-40, and then we are going to take a wire brush. For this purpose I am going to be using actually the top side of a battery terminal cleaner. And we are just going to run that into the weld nuts and spin that around a few times. And that will help to loosen up all the debris and road grime that are in there. All right, now that the weld nuts are thoroughly cleaned out, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We are going to be using the 12-millimeter bolts and the conical-tooth washers for the installation in each of the weld nuts. OK, now that we have got the hitch up and the bolts tightened down, we are going to go back through and torque them down. We want to check with our directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. OK, and with all our bolts torqued down and our exhaust put back up on its hanger, our installation will be complete. and this will conclude the installation of hitch part number 70761on a 2008 Kia Sedona.
21 Oct 2010
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