Today on this 2009 Mercury Mariner were gonna install a Hidden Hitch part number 87585. This will also be comparable to a Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75693.Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of the bumper is 2 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.Weve got a total of 6 fastening points, three on each side. We got two at the side of the frame and one at the bottom. Ok, before we put our hitch in place, were gonna need to install our hardware were installing the 7/16 carriage bolt, a block using our pole wire.
We take our pole wire and feed it up through our mounting point and we got our access whole here at the back of the frame. We got our pole wire pulled out through our access hole and then Ill feed on my block and Ill thread on my bolt, slip those up into the access slot and pull it into position. So we have two pole wires, Im now gonna go to the other side and repeat the same process. This way, we can go ahead and install our hitch using our pole wire to keep our fasteners in place so we dont push them up into the frame. Its a good time to get an extra set of hands to help you put the hitch in place and install your conical tooth washers with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch and then our nut.Alright, with my hitch in position, I can now go ahead and remove the pole wire, slide on our washer.Alright, heres a quick tech tip for you.
Before trying to install the side mounting fasteners, were just gonna tighten up our hitch and hold it in place for us. Now Im not tightening it up so much that I cant move the hitch, just enough to hold it up so that we can pull our fastener to the frame and hitch.Heres another tech tip for you. To make it easier to access the forward fastener on the passenger side, were gonna lubricate the exhaust hangers so I can remove the exhaust from the hangers and make it easier to get to that fastener. As you can see the exhaust will lower down for you, not it will be a lot easier to get to that forward fastener on the passenger side. Now lets go ahead and tighten it up, again, just enough to make it easier for us to pull our hardware through to hold the frame.
Lets go ahead and take our pole wire, repeat the same process as we did before for the forward fasteners. Just tighten it up just finger tight this time until we get the remaining fasteners in place. Youll notice as Im installing a washer and nut Im putting just a little bit of side pressure on my carriage bolt, this is so it doesnt fall in the frame while Im installing the washer and nut. Alright, with all my fasteners installed in the driver side, Ill go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side.With all of our fasteners installed, we can go ahead and tighten them all down. Those are through on the driver side, Ill repeat the same process on the passenger side.With all of our fasteners tightened down, we can go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions.
With the three on the driver side torqued to specifications, Ill go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now with all our fasteners torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and install the exhaust.And that completes the installation of our hidden hitch part number 87585.
Today on this 2011 Mercury Mariner were going to install part #: 87585 from Hidden Hitch. alright, this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out with selecting some accessories. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about 2 inches, and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground were looking at 16 and a quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitchs installed. Alright, first step involved is to go ahead and lower the exhaust, lets spray down the hangers a little bit to make it a little easier to remove so this one bolt we need access to.
Alright, today on this 2011 Mercury Mariner were going to install part #: 75693 from Draw-Tite. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements that will help you out with selecting some accessories. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about 2 inches, and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground were looking at 16 and a quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitchs installed. Alright, the first step involved is to go ahead and lower the exhaust.
Today we are working on a 2007 Mercury Mariner. Were going to install a Valley Hitch part number V82211. There are a couple of measurements that will assist you for selecting measurements for your new hitch such as a draw bar, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hitch hole is approximately 1 inch to the outer most part of the bumper. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.
Today on this 2007 Mercury Mariner we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87585. This installation will also apply to Draw-Tite hitch part number 75693. We are underneath the vehicle. The first thing I have done is lowered the spare tire out of our way to give us a little bit more working room. Over here on the passenger side the instructions do not indicate this but I am going to lower the exhaust down as well. It is going to give us a little bit more working room. There are two hangers here that I am going to be lowering the exhaust off of. One here at the rear and one just forward of the muffler itself. To remove the exhaust off of its hangers we are going to take a spray lubricant like a WD-40 and spray the studs down. Then we can take a pry bar or a pair of pliers and separate the two pieces. Now with the exhaust lowered we can point out the mounting holes we are going to be using to attach the hitch to the vehicle. 00:45