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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class II - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(7 reviews)

Code:   36233



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Shipping Weight: 33 pounds


2003 Chevrolet Malibu - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Chevrolet Malibu trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

Confirmed to fit your 2003 Chevrolet Malibu


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Chevrolet Malibu
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.

etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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36233 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36233 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Drilling required for installation

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36233

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

- 36233

by: Rick M.05/27/2012

2003 Chevy Malibu

Bought this hitch for my 2003 Chevy Malibu and fit perfect. Just needed to enlarge the frame access holes per the instructions to fit the blocks, fish the blocks and bolts through the frame and it was all set. Hardest part was doing it without a lift but it was no big deal. Wish I would have got one years ago. Etrailer delivered a quality product, couldn't be happier. 41808

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by: Charles P.03/18/2012

Instructions were basic, but good. Installation of hitch and UPGRADE modulite wiring only took a couple hours (for a guy who does only occassional auto repairs). The Modulite option was the deciding factor for me, as I KNEW that modern autos cannot handle the addition of many extra lights on their circuits. I consider it a great price, and am happy I chose etrailer.com. 34281

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by: James Kroeplin Sr04/08/2011

It was easy to install and it is hidden aswell, no banging of the shins when walking around the car or working out of the trunk. 11359

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by: Zach02/16/2011

The product itself was a great value and seems to be of good quality. The installation, however, was much more difficult then noted. getting the bolts through the frame was a challenge, as was the bolt from the bumper. I am still happy I have it and look forward to getting lots of use out of it! 7258

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by: Mike Miller03/14/2011

Great product - easy to install. thanks 9234

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by: DON L01/26/2011


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by: Bryan Williams09/12/2011

Good hitch 23807


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  • Towing Capacity of a 2001 Chevy Malibu
  • According to my research your 2001 Chevy Malibu can tow a max of 1,000 lbs. I would recommend you confirm this with your owners manual. For a hitch I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36233. This hitch has higher capacities than your vehicle, but that does not mean your vehicle now has higher capacities. You must always go with the lowest rated component in your setup as the overall capacity. For trailer wiring I would recommend the Tow Ready Harness part # 119178KIT that...
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  • Bike Carrying Recommendations for 2003 Chevy Malibu
  • To carry two bikes on your 2003 Chevy Malibu, the two most popular methods of carrying bikes would be a hitch mounted or a trunk mounted bike rack. Each method has its advantages. A trunk mounted rack is typically less expensive, because a hitch is not needed. Any time you have a piece of equipment that is in direct contact with the painted surface of a vehicle, the potential for scratching exists, but this risk can be be minimized to a large degree by precisely following the rack installation...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2004 Malibu is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36233. This is a Class ll trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. Since you said you will be hauling a riding lawnmower and the weight is about 1,200-lbs it will need to be on a trailer. For a hitch ball mount I recommend part # 36061. This ball mount includes the hitch pin and clip. You will also need a trailer hitch ball. If you need a 1-7/8 inch ball I recommend part # 19256,...
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Written by:
Lindsey S
Expert Research:
Michael H
Updated by:
Laura H
Photos by:
Jim W
Updated by:
Amanda M
Updated by:
Jenny M

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Info for this part was:

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Michael H

Updated by:
Laura H

Photos by:
Jim W

Updated by:
Amanda M

Updated by:
Jenny M

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