Today on this 1997 Jeep Cherokee, we are going to install part number 13084 from Curt. First we are going to show you what the hitch looks like on the vehicle. Next we are going to give you some measurements that will help you out in ing accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. First off, from the top of the receiver tube down to the ground is going to be 15-5/8 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5 inches. Next we will go ahead and show you how it got installed. 0:28
Before you start on the vehicle, you want to take a look at the frame because there are three different variations. The first variation is going to be like what we see here. It is going to have one, two, three, four holes that are empty, nothing inside. That is one of the more common options and you will have that on both sides of the vehicle, just like that. Now the second option is you are going to have the same driver side frame rail open like this. But, on the passenger side you are going to have a bar inside with some threaded weld nuts. You can see the threaded weld nuts one, two, three and the fourth one is being used by the muffler hanger. Now on this particular vehicle, this is the most common because we have a blank on the driver side and the threaded holes on the passenger side. The third version is threaded holes on both sides which is pretty rare. Chances are you probably will not run into that. 1:11
So, since we are here on the passenger side, let us go ahead and start cleaning out the threads. Since this is an older vehicle, you are going to have to take some time out to clean out the threads really good. We will start off by spraying some lubricant in there and use a wire brush to clean out the threads. And that brush is part number 814092. Next what we want to do is take one of the hitch bolts and thread it into place. Run it in and back it out a few times, until you run the bolt all of the way through. Once you have one of the threads cleaned out, go ahead and do the same thing for the remaining threads. Now our kit comes with two different style bolts. You will notice that the one bolt has numbers and that is for the metric threads. And the threads we just cleaned out are going to use this bolt for metric. The other bolt with three marks on it, that is the SAE bolt. This one will be used with the hardware that comes with the hitch. But on anything that is going into threads already existing in the vehicle is going to be the metric ones. So, if you have a hard time threading the bolts in, just double check to make sure you have the right bolt in the right application. 2:06
Alright, now our hitch is going to use this existing bolt in the frame that is already in place being used by the muffler hanger. So we are going to have to remove the muffler hanger temporarily to install the hitch. Alright, now back over to the driver side frame rail, we are going to start installing our hardware. What is going to happen is this bolt right here and this block need to be installed in the frame. And when we install these, we want to make sure that the block sits like this inside the frame, where it is perfectly flat. And you want to make sure you have room for one here, you have plenty of room. And on this one, we are going to orient the block on the inside like this. We will use the included bolt leader. And we are going to push it through the hole we are going to use. And we are going to push it out back, towards the end of the frame, where there is an opening. Take our block and go ahead and push it into the frame. Make sure you put it in the frame the way you want it to end up in the inside of the frame when we are done. Thread on the bolt. Push the whole assembly through. And we will pull it down into position. And you will know you have it right if the bolt is vertical straight down. If it is at a little bit of an angle, like this, then you know you have something wrong with the block that is sitting too close to this side. So, make sure it sits vertical and you are good to go. OK, we will go ahead and repeat the same process for these two holes here. You can see, in this oval hole, how this block is sitting. We do not want that. So we are going to have to go ahead and just use a screwdriver and poke it around to orient it the right way. OK, on to the next one. This hole here is going to use a different fastener. But, it is best to install that after we have the hitch installed on these three bolts. 4:16
OK, at this point we can start lifting the hitch in position. Now it is a good idea to have an extra set of hands to help hold it up and do this. Alright, now the fastener towards the very end of the frame is going to use an extra flat washer and then two little bolts will get just a bolt and a lock washer. We will reuse the factory nut and install the factory bracket back into place, going towards the front of the vehicle. OK, we are going to leave everything loose. Let us go to the driver side and finish up the fasteners over there. These three bolts right here will get just a flange nut. OK, now this fastener here is going to get the hex bolt, with the three marks on it, and this small block. And we will put it into place. And that will only get just a flange nut also. It is easier to line up three bolts instead of four when you put the hitch up. That is why we do this last. OK, with everything started, we can go ahead and snug down the hitch and then torque it down as specified in the instructions. And with all of the bolts torqued down, that will finish it for our install. And there you have it for part number 13084 on this 1997 Jeep Cherokee.
Today, on this 2001 Jeep Cherokee, were going to install part number 87591 from Hidden Hitch. All right, this is what the hitch will look like once its installed on the vehicle. Next, well go ahead and give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 19 1/2 inches, from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be 3 3/4 inches.Now, Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. All right, our first step is to go ahead and start installing hardware on the driver side frame rail. Therell be three blocks and inaudible 00:00:35. Well start with those first.
Today on our 2000 Jeep Cherokee, were gonna install a Draw-TIte Hitch part number 63260. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.
Today on this 2001 Jeep Cherokee we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13084. Before we get started with the hitch installation we are going to show you a couple of final installed dimensions that are going to help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 15 inches and from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to be about five inches. Now we will move on to our installation. 00:24
Today on this 1991 Jeep Cherokee we will be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 75054. This installation will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 87591. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we want to do is to figure out the configuration of the frame that you might have. The Cherokees have five different frame options. So you need to figure that out before we get started. The holes that we are going to be using here, this one, this one, this one, and this one. And those will be our four attaching points for the trailer hitch. And it will be the same here on the passenger side as well. You can see we have got the exhaust over here, but the hitch will go up and around that.
Today we are going to install part number 13084 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. First we will show you where the hitch installs on the vehicle. First off, it installs on four bolt holes: right here, here, here and on the very end of the frame. And there are three different configurations of this vehicle, depending on when and where it was made. On some vehicles, it is kind of rare, but they will actually have a plate inside of here with weld nuts inside there, so it would be easy just to screw bolts into it and be done. It is either going to be like this, where it is no bolt holes or no weld nuts in there or with weld nuts on the drivers side. And on the passengers side, it is going to go onto the same locations. And a lot of times, it will have that plate with all the weld nuts in it. It is more common to have it on this side than on the other side. Either way, this installation is the same you have still got these bolt holes. What you want to do is clean out these bolt holes, too, just to make sure you get rid of all the dirt and grime that get worked up in there. And also you will find this drivers side without any hardware on the inside, either. And then the last thing is that, usually, this bolt right here is notorious for being a real pain to get back out. It will make all kinds of creaking noises as you back it out. It is just the way it is made, I guess, because of the lock type that is in there, but it is a real pain to get out. But it will not break just take your time and keep working it out.