Today on this 2000 Ford Taurus we are going to install part number 36313 from Draw-Tite. The first thing we are going to do is take down these shipping brackets, there is one on each side of the bumper.. The next thing you want to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust to get a little more working room on that side. :14
On some models there is what is called a carbon canister installed in the area right here. Some models have it and some do not. In this case we got lucky it does not have it, but if it was there are four bolts and an electrical connection hose to simply disconnect and let the whole thing settle down a little bit so you have more working room. It all goes back up when you are done. Lets put some lubricant on it and use a pry bar to remove it. There is also one in the back that you need to remove too. :59
Next what we have to do is take out two bolts, it is going to be the two bolts in the inboard side of the frame. Remove this one on the drivers side, then go over to passenger side and do the same thing. All right go ahead and start installing the hitch. We will put one side over the muffler, let that side hold it up for us, and we will start installing the bolts that we just took out with special hardware, and hang the hitch from there. All right, next on the hardware that is going toward the front of the vehicle, the block has to be inside the frame and we will thread this handle nut on top of it. It is going to be using this hole right here. What you can do is put your block in there and kind of fish wire it into place and hold it there while you thread the bolt on and the handle nut on top. But an easy way is just to take these two, and just tape them together with some electrical tape and but them all in at one time. 1:53
This handle will bend any way we want to get in the right spot. We will put it upside down for starters. All right, get that one started, we will leave that one loose and go back on the drivers side and do the same thing again. Once you have all the bolts snugged down go ahead and torque the bolts as specified in the instructions. Now when we torque down these forward nuts here the handle nut will spin inside here and the handle will be drawn into the frame. Since there is a hole here we can take a screw driver and give it something to lean against and then we can tighten down the bolt. Also, if you have a set of vice grips you can grab the handle to keep it from being pulled in. We have our hitch torqued down, go ahead and reattach our muffler to the rubber hangers. There you have it for part number 36313 from Draw-Tite.
Today on our 1998 Ford Taurus wagon well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 90173. This is our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple 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 six inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.
Today on our 1998 Ford Taurus wagon well be installing the Draw Tite hitch, part number 36252. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple 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 six inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.
Today on our 2012 Ford Taurus were gonna install part no. 90075 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on car. Next we'll go ahead and give some measurements that help you out when selecting some accessories such as cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches and from the top of receiver opening down to the ground will be 10 3/4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.First step is go ahead and lower the exhaust, spray down with some lubricant do this one first.
Today on this 2012 Ford Taurus were going to install part no. 36492 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on your car. Next we go ahead and give you some measures to help you out selecting some accessories such as a cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. And from the top to receiver opening down to the ground will be 10 and 3/4 inches.Now were going to show you how to have the hitches install.
Today on our 2001 Ford Taurus, well be test installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24699. Here are a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. Now well go ahead with our install. To begin our installation, well need to remove the exhaust hangers.
Today on this 2009 Ford Taurus, were going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 36360 and this installation will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 90090. Ok before we get started with our installation, were going to go ahead and give you a couple of final installed dimensions which will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. For the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 12 inches and from the center of the pinhole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 5inches. Ok now well go ahead and move on to our installation. All right, starting off up beneath the vehicle, the first thing we need to do over here on the driver side of the frame is go ahead and lower down our exhaust system. Were going to go ahead and remove the hanger from the frame rail.