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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Pontiac Montana's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2006 Pontiac Montana well be installing the Curt Hitch part number 13344. This application does come with the manufacturers load leveling system that will need to be modified on the drivers side. Here are a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground gives you 12-3/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories.
Such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation. To do this well remove the hardware holding it in place, one frame fastener and two here on the side. The older these vehicles get the more rusted these threads become and they have a tendency to break. If thats the case youll need to use new hardware or self-tappers to resecure the bracket.
Once we get it down and out were also going to cut off the vertical tab here that sticks up into the frame. Lets go ahead and do this now. Now Im just going to take my grinder and cut off the vertical tab. Now that weve got that completed here on the drivers side well move over to the passengers side and remove the two fasteners holding the exhaust bracket in place. Itll also be necessary here on the passenger side to remove the support hanger.
Well go ahead and remove the frame fastener and just loosen up the side fastener. This will allow us to get our hitch in place and then well re-attach it later. Now its a good idea to get a second set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your new ten-millimeter bolt and conical tooth washer into the frame walnut where were going to remove the compressor on the drivers side and the exhaust hanger on the passenger side. Now with those fasteners in place were going to go ahead and tighten them up. This will allow us to use the hitch as a template to draw out the rear most fasteners on each side.
Well start with a small pilot bit and work our way up to the half-inch final size bit.Here on the passenger side the forwardmost holes will also need to be drilled out just as we did the rearmost holes for each side. Now with all our holes drilled out were ready to go ahead and start installing our fasteners. To install the forward fastener here on the passenger side well be using our pole wire supplied with our install kit to put in place a block and half-inch carriage bolt for our forward fastener. Lets go ahead and do that now. Take our bolt layer or pull wire, go in through our techno point and right back out through the access hole then we can slide on our block and thread on our bolt. Then well take our block and slide it up into the frame, plough the bi R bolt then we can go ahead and remove the pull wire. For our rear most fasteners well be using the supplied handle nut, half inch bolt and conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch and will feed the handle nut up over our drilled hole. Using the access hole in the side of the frame we can feed our handle nut in over our techno point. For our rear attachment points well just repeat the same process on the drivers side. Now well go ahead and tighten up the three fasteners we just installed. As we install the flange nut here on the forward fastener for the passenger side well install the bracket that we removed earlier first and then secure it with a half-inch flange nut. Now we can go back and remove the fasteners from the weld nuts so that we can reinstall the exhaust hanger on the passenger side and our load leveling compressor on the drivers side. Well be using all new hardware with the exception of the bracket on the passenger side. Now with the new hardware removed well go back and reinstall the load leveling compressor. With this application itll be necessary to trim a little more the low leveling bracket. So well go ahead and cut it along this line here and take a notch out there. this will allow for the new hardware and hitch. Once we get our fasteners in place we can go ahead and tighten them down and as we stated before if one of the studs breaks well need to use a new fastener. In this case were going to use a self-tapping screw to resecure the bracket. The older these compressors get the older the vacuum hoses that connect them get. As in this case where the old vacuum hose broke well need to remove that broken end off of the plastic T and then cut a clean edge on the old hose and then go ahead and reinstall it. This is clearly a temporary fix as you can see the line has become deteriorated over time and ultimately needs to be replaced but in a pinch itll get you back on the road. Now on the passenger side we can go ahead and take our new hardware and reinstall the exhaust hanger. Now well go ahead and tighten it down. And now with all our new hardware in place well go ahead and toreque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Alright, with all our fasteners torqued to specifications that will complete the install of our car hitch part number 13344 on our 2006 Pontiac Montana.
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 Customer Reviews)This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
by: Howard C03/19/2012
I received all items as listed, packed well and no dings or dents. Installation went as instructed. Holes drilled and 6 bolts in place, no problem. EXCEPT for the ol blind bolt. This is a real pill and I believe that a shop would modify the hole in the frame to enlarge it to facillitate this bolt installation. I installed this bolt in my garage and ended up drilling a small hole in the two plates so I could hold them in place while fishing (good work for this task) the bolt into position (while not disturbing the TWO plates) and bringing it down through the frame while holding th two plates (still) in position. The wiring started out fine, the "T" went together but routing the wires is another issue. I have the rear air conditioned van and the heat exchanger (radiator) and fan and piping are on the same side as this interconnect. But I will find a way to route this wiring through the chassis to the outside world! 2001 olds van Would I do this again -- absolutely -- thanks Howard 34408
by: Eric K.10/18/2012
This was ordered for a minivan. It was boxed and shipped and came to my house in excellent shape. The video instructions online helped out a lot in the installation. I had no problems at all with mounting this on my minivan. Thanks much to etrailers for an excellently boxed and wrapped package. No hardware was missing. UPS did a wonderful job caring for the package as well. I am totally satisfied with the product. Thank You Etrailer.com 57524
by: Wayne, S.03/19/2011
Received Trailer Hitch with fast delivery. Hitch is well made. Watched video to help facilitate installation. This hitch will take extra work (had to drill 3 holes in frame rails) but fit was excellent. I wanted a hitch with a class IV rating. Installation not as difficult as rated unless you are not mechanically inclined. I highly recommend etrailer.com ! 9813
Good hitch relatively easy install. The only problem I really had was fishing the bolt through the frame. The hole just could have been a bit larger than the spec'd 1/2 inch, but by the time I found that out I couldn't get the bolt back out without losing it so I had to use my dremel tool to open it up some more. Went well though. 120536
by: Vince F06/13/2014
I ordered a hitch and harness from Mark and received it 2 days earlier then expected. That was great. I made a mistake and ordered the wrong harness and called Mark explained the problem, he said no problem and within two days I received the right one. Thanks Mark for helping me correct MY mistake. You Guys ROCK!!! 135456
Trailer went up beautifully and love the wire to feed the bolts through the Holes . Had no problems installed the hitch, it took about an hour and a half. I got my product within three days , wiring harness was exactly the one for my vehicle plug right in . Thank you guy's. Will call you first Next time I need a hitch. 76316
by: Ronnie King12/21/2010
Director We get fast delivery on most products. The only thing we need to be careful about is multiple items on a single order. The hitches are sometimes labeled wrong to show us the hitch number in the box is not always the same as on the label. Otherwise outstanding services and prices. Thanks 4435
I haven't had time to open the box yet, but I have dealt with this company before and was very satisfied. This time was even better as they contacted me to let me know that what I ordered would not work together, with their help, I now have the right parts, I'm sure 156391
by: Dave S.03/20/2014
The shims under the passenger side were too big and I had to grind one of them down. Also the shim that goes up in the frame rail does not fit and I will have to grind it down to fit the hole. Other than that it looks like a good product 121457
Received hitch four days after I placed ordered on Saturday, Thanks Hitch instruction were excellent and installation was done within one hour. Looks great on the 2008 Chevy Uplander Thanks 76955
by: Cherie S07/22/2011
I was amazed that I could find a hitch that was made for my 2000 Montana van! Still a great car with lots of miles left in her! I needed a product with a 2" receiver, and this is perfect! :-). 19899
by: jj ferretti10/10/2014
all products are of good quality , installed nicely, the staff at e trailer were a pleasure to work with to get me the right stuff for my truck. its all good thanks john 155558
Sturdy,with nice paint. Hole for receiver is a little large. Receiver hitch bangs around. Had to put pads in. Yes ,both are 2" 22581
Video instructions are great. Super fast shipping, ordered late Tuesday after 6pm, delivered Thursday by 3pm. Easy install. 17248
The hitch is great. Got the custom fit wiring harness for my van and went in with ease. Would recommend this setup 23050
Exactly as described. Install went smouthly and took about 45 minutes as indicated in the directions. 14119
by: Dave D.06/28/2011
Perfect fit on a 2000 silhouette. Great quality, easy install. 18056
by: adolfo ch.05/01/2012
muy bueno, y lo mejor es, que fue muy facil la instalacion 38950
by: Brad N.04/05/2011
Shipped Free quickly. packaged professionaly. Nice job. 11100
by: Philip D08/24/2012
Very fast shipping.Easy to install.Great product.Thanks 52844
by: Dan L09/05/2011
product is high quality and arrived ridiculously quick. 23593
easy to install fit perfect looks good on vehicle 138101
by: Avery B.03/04/2014
excellent fit and installation quick and easy. 118392
by: Steve S.05/04/2011
Great product,well built and easy to in stall. 12905
by: MARK S09/02/2014
GREAT PRODUCT, NICE LOOKING INSTALL. TH ANKS 149580
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