Today, on this 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, we are going to install part number 75528 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when installed on the vehicle. Next, we will go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in 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 18-1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper, is going to be 6 inches. Now, I will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The very first step is to go ahead and remove the panel that is at the center of the bumper towards the bottom, that will give us room for our hitch.
First thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust on the passenger side. We are going to remove 3 hangers, we are going to spray them down with some lubricant and then we will also use a strap to support the muffler while it is in a lowered position. Now, I will go ahead and show you the existing attachment points on the vehicle. On each side of the frame rail are 2 weld nuts and on the center of the bumper, there will be 2 weld nuts there as well. We will take a few minutes to clean them out with some lubricant and then use a tube brush to clean out the threads.
We will be using part number 814092 to clean out the threads. Now, the older the vehicle gets, the more dirt and debris will be inside, you may have to end up using a thread tap to clean out the threads. With all attachment points cleaned out, we can go ahead and install the hitch. We will take the dark colored metric bolt and conical tooth washer and install into the hitch and into the frame. When we install the conical tooth washer, we make sure the teeth will be facing towards the hitch.
We will do the frame rails first and then we will go back to the center and install that hardware and in between of the bumper structure and the hitch will be a block that we have to install as well. With all of our hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions and then reinstall our exhaust. Now, go ahead and give it a test sit on the lower panel and see if it fits with the hitch back in place and it looks like it does and with that, that will finish it for our install of part number 75528 on our 2009 Chevrolet Traverse.
Today on our 2009 Chevy Traverse, well be installing a Curt Hitch part number 13424. The first step of our install well be removing the rear fascia door. To remove the fascia door, well simply take the tabs and turn them 45 degrees and then pull down on the fascia door unlocking it from its position. Then well need to go ahead and lower the exhaust. Before we lower the exhaust, well put a safety strap underneath so that we can control the rated descent. Now to remove the exhaust hangers from the metal brackets, well simply spray them down with some spray lubricant and then use our pry bar to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger.Then well go ahead and use the safety strap to safely lower the exhaust out of the way and gain access to the frame rail where well have a total of four attachment points, two on each side.
Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we will be installing the Roadmaster EZ base plate kit, part number 523149-1. Now to begin our installation we will need to remove the front bumper cover, to do this we will remove the ten plastic fasteners attaching the radiator cover to the course of port fascia here on the top. Now on each side of the vehicle theres one plastic fastener attaching the weather stripping here at the back for the hood, to the cover, so well need to remove those as well. With that done we can go ahead and set the cover aside for reinstallation later. We will now remove the six 7 mm bolts attaching the radiator core to the course of port; this will loosen up the upper bumper cover. We will now move into our fender wells here where we will need to remove the 7 mm bolt and the two Phillips head screws, these are all located on the inside edge of the fender well.