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Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Ford Windstar - Hidden Hitch

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Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 1995 Ford Windstar


Today on our 1995 Ford Windstar were going to install Hidden Hitch part number 87507. 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 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-3/4 inches. This will help you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.

We have a total of 6 attachment points. The rearmost attachment point already has a hole. Well feed a bolted block through the access hole into this position then well use the hitch as a template to drill these board two fasteners on each side. Each process we do here to the drivers side will get repeated identically on the passengers side. In some cases the manufacturer has made the access hole too small to fit the carriage bolt through.

In those cases well use the access hole just forward across from the spare tire. Using a bolt leader or a pull wire well go in through the attachment point and out to our access hole then well slide our block and thread on our carriage bolt. Now well go ahead and remove the pull wire. Next were ready to attach the hitch. Well be using the lock washer and half-inch nut provided with our install kit.

Its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your fasteners. As you put your hitch in place be careful not to push your hardware back up into the frame. Now we can go ahead and tighten down the two fasteners we just installed. Next using the step bit process well go ahead and drill out the forward two fasteners on each side. Well start with our smaller pilot bit and work our way up through a half-inch bit so we can install the half-inch hardware.

Now that our hole is drilled out were going to go install the fasteners. For our center attachment point well be using the smaller one-inch by two-inch block. Then well remove the bolt leader; repeat the same process for our forward attachment point switching back to the one-inch by three-inch block. Then well go ahead and install the half-inch lock washer and nut. Now well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passengers side. Now with all our fasteners installed we can go ahead and tighten them down. With all the fasteners tightened down well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. With all our fasteners torqued to specification that will complete the install of our Hidden Hitch part number 87507 on our 1995 Ford Windstar.



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