On this 1999 Pontiac Montana we are going to install part number 24721 from Draw-Tite. This video will also apply to part number 60842 from Hidden Hitch. One of the first steps that you might want to do is lower the spare tire, get it out of the way. It might be a little bit easier to work with. After the spare tire, what we will need to do is lower the exhaust off these two bolts right here. On some vehicles they have a load leveling device on the driver side frame rail, that will have to be lowered too, so we can get access to the threaded holes in the frame. :34
In this instance we do not have to worry about that. Next thing we will do is show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame. It is going to use these two existing threaded bolt holes in the frame, plus a little bit farther back towards the bumper there will be another hole we need to drill out. Any threaded holes that have not been used in awhile probably need to be cleaned out. We are going to use some lubricant on it and run one of the hitch bolts in and out. We will start the bolts in a little bit, til it stops, then we will back it off a little and we will keep doing that until we can run the bolt all the way through. 1:02
At this point we can go ahead and lift the hitch into position and go ahead and install it by the threaded bolt holes on the frame. We have our bolts started. The next thing we are going to do is push the hitch up in position with the bolts, then use the hitch as a template to drill out the holes. We will go ahead and use a 1/2 inch drill bit to find our center of the hole, we will use this to mark it. Then we will use a 1/4 inch drill bit to make our pilot hole. Then we will go back up with our 1/2 inch drill bit. Now we are going to install the hardware in the hole we just drilled in the frame. We are going to use this handle nut, which will go down inside this access hole and go down to here. We are going to bend this handle any way we need it to install it. We will run this 1/2 inch bolt and 1/2 inch lock washer from the other side. Now we will go ahead and snug down the bolts while holding onto the handles, so we can make sure it does not turn and get pulled into the frame. Lets get back to our muffler hanger here, what we are going to do next is undo these two bolts right here and run it through the hanger and back into the hitch. With all the bolts ran in, torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. 2:12
Now that we have the vehicle off the ramp, we are going to give you a few measurements that will help you out in ing ball mount accessories such as a bike rack,cargo carrier, or ball mount. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to clear the edge of the bumper is 7 inches. With the bolts torqued down, that will finish the install of part number 24721 from Draw-Tite on a 1999 Pontiac Montana.
Today, on this 2001 Pontiac Montana we are going to install part number 75278 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on a vehicle. Next, we will give some measurements to help you out with selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 12-1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper, is going to be 4-1/4 inches. Now, I will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first step is to go ahead and loosen up the vehicle exhaust on the passenger side.
All right, today on this 2001 Pontiac Montana, we're going to install part number 87410 from Hidden Hitch. All right, this how the hitch will look like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting for accessories, such as a boat mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to ground is going to be 12-1/2 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to outside the edge of the bumper is going to be 4-1/4 inches. Now we're going to show you how the hitch is installed.
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.
Today we will be working on a 2006 Pontiac Montana. We will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87410, comparable to Draw-Tite part number 75278. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with ing accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 5-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you with ing accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:33
Today we are working on a 2002 Pontiac Montana, we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87410. This will also be comparable to Draw-Tite hitch part number 75278. Here are a couple measurements that will assist you in ing accessories for your trailer hitch. Items such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11-1/4inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. :32
Today on this 2006 Pontiac Montana, we will be installing Curt hitch part number 13336. OK, we are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we have done is gone ahead and lowered the spare tire. Get it out of our way. We are looking at the passenger side frame rail. We can go ahead and point out the mounting holes we are going to be using for our trailer hitch. You can see here at the bottom of the frame, we have two bolts holding the exhaust hanger onto the frame. We are going to lower those down and those are going to provide our two rearmost attaching points. And just forward of that, there is a fascia support that is held in with another bolt. And we are going to remove that bolt as well and that will provide our third attaching point. If you go to the vertical side of the inboard part of the frame, you can see we have a hole here. That is going to provide our fourth attaching point. At this location, we are actually going to fish wire a 7/16 carriage bolt, along with the carriage block, into position. 0:42