Today on this 2007 Saturn Vue we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13591. Starting at the center of the vehicle at the bottom of the bumper you can see right here in the middle we have got two square holes. Those are going to provide our two attaching points for our trailer hitch. If we move to the outside of the frame nearest the bumper you can see we have got two weld nuts on top of each other. Those are going to provide the two attaching points to the frame of the vehicle and that is going to be the same on both the driver and passenger sides. 00:27
Looking at the weld nuts on the side of the frame you can see we have got some corrosion and rust built up in there. So before we attempt to put the hitch up we want to make sure we thoroughly clean these out. To do that we are going to take a spray lubricant like a WD-40 and we just want to take a wire brush and run that into the weld nut. What that is going to do is help to loosen up that rust and debris that is built up in there. That is going to make threading our bolts in much easier. With the weld nuts thoroughly cleaned out we can go back to the middle of the vehicle where we have our square holes and we are going to fish our carriage bolts and blocks into position. 01:00
Inside the bumper structure we are going to be placing the 1-1/ 2 by two inch block along with the 1/ 2 inch carriage bolt. I do want to note that the spacer block, you can see has an off set to it. The hole is not punched directly in the center. That is because our hole is off set a little bit too towards the front of the vehicle. We want to try to get the block to lay inside the frame like so. If it happens to get rotated it might not sit properly over the hole in the bottom of the bumper. To get it the side of the frame we are going to be using the bolt leader that is provided with the installation kit. What we want to do is take the threaded end of the bolt leader and thread it into one of the holes. I am going to start over on the driver side and take and feed that all the way through. Lets start with a block and slide it on with a bolt leader. Then take next the carriage bolt. What we will do is thread the carriage bolt on to the threads of the bolt leader. Then we will just take the other end of the bolt leader and pull those two inside the bumper structure and down into position. 02:00
I do not think we need to fully come to the end of the receiver tube, we really just need right about to the pin hole. What I am going to do is just take a marker and just kind of outline the receiver tube here. Then you want to take the hitch down and cut that section out. Now tighten it up just enough to get it flush with the bottom of the bumper. We do not want to fully tighten it at this point until we get all our bolts put in. Next we will come over here on the side of the frame and start our 12 millimeter bolts in the weld nuts. With all the bolts in place you can start torquing them down. You want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And now that our hitch is installed we can get some final dimensions. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-1/ 4 inches. And from the center of the pin hole to the back of the bumper is 5-1/ 2 inches. And with the bolts torqued down that will conclude the installation of Valley hitch part number V82540 on a 2007 Saturn Vue.
All right. Today on this 2006 Saturn Vue, we're going to install Part Number 87572. This is from Hidden Hitch. Okay. First thing we're going to do is clean up the thread of holes, they're inside of the frame. Looking at the passenger side, you can see two threaded holes.
Today on our 2009 Saturn Vue, we'll be installing Curt Hitch, part number 13594. Now before we begin our installation, here's what your hitch will look like on the vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-1/4 inches. Now, let's go ahead with our install. To begin our installation, we'll need to lower the exhaust by removing the three exhaust hangers.
Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue well be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87572. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you 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 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.
Today on this 2009 Saturn Vue, we're going to install part number 75556 from Draw-Tite. Now, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as the ball mount or bicycle, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 14 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 6-1/4 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first step to install our hitch is to go ahead and lower the exhaust.
Today on our 2003 Saturn Vue were going to be installing the Curt hitch part number C12291. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 2-1/2 inches, from the top of the receiver tuber to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now, lets go ahead with the installation. For this application theres no tie down bracket to be removed.
Today on this 2004 Saturn Vue we are going to install part number 13591 from Curt. We are looking at the passenger side of the frame. These are two threaded openings that we will use to attach the hitch on the vertical surface of the frame here. This is going to be identical on both sides of the vehicle. We will move to the bumper structure and we will show you the two openings here and here. Our next step is to inspect the threads on the frame of the vehicle itself. What we are going to do is spray it down with some lubricant. In this case we are going to use a tube cleaner about 1/ 2 inch diameter and just use that to clean out the threads with. The tube brush we are using is part number 814092. When you have it good and cleaned out, run your bolt in until you can get it started by hand and probably turn it with a wrench and it should be okay. 00:56