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.
Such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation. To do this well remove the hardware holding it in place, one frame fastener and two here on the side. The older these vehicles get the more rusted these threads become and they have a tendency to break. If thats the case youll need to use new hardware or self-tappers to resecure the bracket.
Once we get it down and out were also going to cut off the vertical tab here that sticks up into the frame. Lets go ahead and do this now. Now Im just going to take my grinder and cut off the vertical tab. Now that weve got that completed here on the drivers side well move over to the passengers side and remove the two fasteners holding the exhaust bracket in place. Itll also be necessary here on the passenger side to remove the support hanger.
Well go ahead and remove the frame fastener and just loosen up the side fastener. This will allow us to get our hitch in place and then well re-attach it later. Now its a good idea to get a second set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your new ten-millimeter bolt and conical tooth washer into the frame walnut where were going to remove the compressor on the drivers side and the exhaust hanger on the passenger side. Now with those fasteners in place were going to go ahead and tighten them up. This will allow us to use the hitch as a template to draw out the rear most fasteners on each side.
Well start with a small pilot bit and work our way up to the half-inch final size bit.Here on the passenger side the forwardmost holes will also need to be drilled out just as we did the rearmost holes for each side. Now with all our holes drilled out were ready to go ahead and start installing our fasteners. To install the forward fastener here on the passenger side well be using our pole wire supplied with our install kit to put in place a block and half-inch carriage bolt for our forward fastener. Lets go ahead and do that now. Take our bolt layer or pull wire, go in through our techno point and right back out through the access hole then we can slide on our block and thread on our bolt. Then well take our block and slide it up into the frame, plough the bi R bolt then we can go ahead and remove the pull wire. For our rear most fasteners well be using the supplied handle nut, half inch bolt and conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch and will feed the handle nut up over our drilled hole. Using the access hole in the side of the frame we can feed our handle nut in over our techno point. For our rear attachment points well just repeat the same process on the drivers side. Now well go ahead and tighten up the three fasteners we just installed. As we install the flange nut here on the forward fastener for the passenger side well install the bracket that we removed earlier first and then secure it with a half-inch flange nut. Now we can go back and remove the fasteners from the weld nuts so that we can reinstall the exhaust hanger on the passenger side and our load leveling compressor on the drivers side. Well be using all new hardware with the exception of the bracket on the passenger side. Now with the new hardware removed well go back and reinstall the load leveling compressor. With this application itll be necessary to trim a little more the low leveling bracket. So well go ahead and cut it along this line here and take a notch out there. this will allow for the new hardware and hitch. Once we get our fasteners in place we can go ahead and tighten them down and as we stated before if one of the studs breaks well need to use a new fastener. In this case were going to use a self-tapping screw to resecure the bracket. The older these compressors get the older the vacuum hoses that connect them get. As in this case where the old vacuum hose broke well need to remove that broken end off of the plastic T and then cut a clean edge on the old hose and then go ahead and reinstall it. This is clearly a temporary fix as you can see the line has become deteriorated over time and ultimately needs to be replaced but in a pinch itll get you back on the road. Now on the passenger side we can go ahead and take our new hardware and reinstall the exhaust hanger. Now well go ahead and tighten it down. And now with all our new hardware in place well go ahead and toreque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Alright, with all our fasteners torqued to specifications that will complete the install of our car hitch part number 13344 on our 2006 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 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