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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Taurus - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, part number 87565. Go ahead and give you some measurements to help you choose accessories, like cargo carriers or bike racks. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is about 12 1/4" and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is about 6 3/4 ". First step in installing our hitch is removing the supports for the rear bumper cover. We need to go back to the brackets off the rear bumper structure and enlarge the two holes on the bottom that are nearest to the center of the bumper. Now, we'll want to support the rear of the exhaust as we need to get ready to remove this, so we'll take a strap, find a solid mounting location on the car behind this rear mount, pull it kind of tight to support the exhaust when we drop it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Taurus - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we'll be installing the Draw Type Max Frame Trailer Hitch, part number 75-670. I can give you some measurements to help you choose accessories like cargo carriers or bike racks. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground, there's about 12 and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumpers, about 6 and 3 quarter inches. First up to install our hitch is removing the supports for the rear bumper cover. We need to go back to the rack, it's off the rear bumper structure, and enlarge the two holes on the bottom that are nearest to the center of the bumper. Now we'll want to support the rear of the exhaust, we need to get ready to remove this.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Taurus - Curt

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, well be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 13552. Now here is what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12-1/2 inches. Now lets go ahead and install our hitch. Now before we begin our installation, were going to go ahead and install a safety strap to help support the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Taurus - Curt

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus, we'll be installing the CURT 1 1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number C12296. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 3/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 1/2". Now, we'll go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Taurus - Curt

Today on our 2013 Ford Taurus we'll be installing the CURT Hitch, Part #13552. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories 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 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 and a 1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead with installation. Before we can begin our install, we'll first need to lower the exhaust. To lower the exhaust safely we're going to put a safety strap underneath of it first. Then, we'll be removing the three rear rubber isolators from the metal hangers. To remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger, it can be made easier by spraying each one with some spray lubricant. Then using our pry bar, we'll go ahead a remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. Next we'll use the safety strap to safely lower the exhaust down and out of the way.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Ford Taurus Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 1998 Ford Taurus wagon well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 90173. This is our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple 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 six inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Ford Taurus Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 1998 Ford Taurus wagon well be installing the Draw Tite hitch, part number 36252. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple 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 six inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Taurus - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Ford Taurus were gonna install part no. 90075 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on car. Next we'll go ahead and give some measurements that help you out when selecting some accessories such as cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches and from the top of receiver opening down to the ground will be 10 3/4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.First step is go ahead and lower the exhaust, spray down with some lubricant do this one first.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Taurus - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2012 Ford Taurus were going to install part no. 36492 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on your car. Next we go ahead and give you some measures to help you out selecting some accessories such as a cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. And from the top to receiver opening down to the ground will be 10 and 3/4 inches.Now were going to show you how to have the hitches install.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Ford Taurus - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2001 Ford Taurus, well be test installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24699. Here are a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. Now well go ahead with our install. To begin our installation, well need to remove the exhaust hangers.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Taurus

Today on this 2009 Ford Taurus, we're going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 36360 and this installation will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 90090. Ok before we get started with our installation, we're going to go ahead and give you a couple of final installed dimensions which will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. For the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 12 inches and from the center of the pinhole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 5 inches. Ok now we'll go ahead and move on to our installation. All right, starting off up beneath the vehicle, the first thing we need to do over here on the driver side of the frame is go ahead and lower down our exhaust system. We're going to go ahead and remove the hanger from the frame rail.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Ford Taurus

Today we will be working on a 2001 Ford Taurus. We will be installing Draw-Tite part number 36313, which is also comparable to Hidden Hitch part number 90309. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you when ing accessories for your new hitch, such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is about 5-1/2 inches. And from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. Now let us go ahead will the installation. 0:31



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Ford Taurus

Today on this 2010 Ford Taurus we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87565 and this installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 75670. The first thing we want to do in preparation to installing our trailer hitch is to lower the exhaust down off the driver side frame rail. We have got two hangers that we want to remove to help lower the exhaust out of the way. The first one being at the rear of the vehicle nearest the bumper and then if we follow forward almost even with the axle there is a second one. To ease in the removal of these rubber hangers we are going to spray the studs down with a spray lubricant like a WD-40. Then we can take either a pry bar or a set of pliers and separate the two pieces. 00:40



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Ford Taurus

Today on this 2000 Ford Taurus we are going to install part number 36313 from Draw-Tite. The first thing we are going to do is take down these shipping brackets, there is one on each side of the bumper.. The next thing you want to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust to get a little more working room on that side. :14



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford Taurus

Today on this 2006 Ford Taurus we are going to install a hitch, part number 36313 from Draw-Tite. This will also going to apply to part number 90309 from Hidden Hitch. What we are going to do is actually take down the tie down brackets here on the bumper. We will go ahead and lower our exhaust now, to get a little more working room. We will spray down the rubber hangers and then just push them off. Next thing I am gong to do is take down the carbon canister here. We have to disconnect the electrical plug right here. And also disconnect the vapor hose right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford Taurus

Today we are going to be installing trailer hitch 36313 from Draw-Tite, and this also includes hitch number 90309 from Hidden Hitch, on a 2002 Ford Taurus. We are underneath the vehicle now, and we are looking at the passengers side frame rail. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. You can see first on some models there will be a carbon canister mounted here on the passengers side frame rail, and the instructions do stipulate what you need to do in that instance. This particular vehicle does not have that canister, so we can go ahead and omit that section of the instructions. We are going to go ahead and use the inboard vertical bolt, here, as one of the attaching points, so we will need to go ahead and remove that bolt. On models with the tow hooks, we are going to need to remove those as well. There is one bolt holding those in there should be one on each side of the vehicle if the vehicle does have the tow hooks.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon

Today we are going to be filming hitch part number 36252 on a 1999 Ford Taurus wagon. Looking under the vehicle here we are going to point out the attaching points for this hitch. We are going to remove this bolt on both sides of the frame. It will become the upright fastener for the hitch. We are going to be using the existing hole that is just a little bit forward from this slot here on the side of the frame. So the first thing you will do is remove the bolt from both sides of the frame. You can see on this model they have tow hooks which not very many models have but this particular one does have them, so they need to come off as well. With the bolts now out of the energy absorbers, we want to go ahead and lower the exhaust. There are 2 hangers that are holding it on. There is one here to the rear side near the bumper and then there is one more towards the forward side, towards the front of the exhaust here.





Ford Taurus Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Install Tips for Installing a Curt Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2014 Ford Taurus
  • Thanks you for the positive feedback and the helpful tips on installing the Curt Hitch part # 13552 and Curt Wiring Harness part # C56093 on your 2014 Ford Taurus.
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Class II Hitch # 36313 for 2005 Ford Taurus
  • For the installation hardware for the Draw-Tite Class II, part # 36313 you'll need the Replacement Hardware Kit, part # RHK. On the product page, type the hitch part number 36313 into the required field, then choose Draw-Tite from the drop down menu and 1 for the quantity. I've linked you to the installation instructions for the hitch, plus an install video you might find helpful.
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Hitch # 36313 on 2005 Ford Taurus
  • The Draw-Tite hitch we offer for the 2005 Ford Taurus is part # 36313. You can order replacement installation hardware for it by entering the part # RHK in our search box, entering the hitch number 36313 and selecting the manufacturer Draw-Tite from the drop-down menu. I have linked two articles concerning hitch installation that may be helpful to you.
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2013 Ford Taurus 3.5 Liter Front Wheel Drive
  • The Curt Class III trailer hitch # 13552 has a 4,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity and 400 pound tongue weight capacity so it can handle the loaded trailer with no problem. The limiting factor is going to be your 2013 Ford Taurus. According to the owners manual only certain models have a tow rating and the ones that do are limited to 1000 pounds gross trailer weight. The following models have a 1000 pound capacity: 3.5L TiVCT front wheel drive or all wheel drive 2.0L GTDI front...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 36252 on a 1993 Ford Taurus GL Sedan
  • There is no drilling required to install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36252 on your 1993 Ford Taurus sedan. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you so you can see how it installs. I have also linked a video showing installation on a 1998 Taurus wagon (it does fit both the wagon and sedan) that should also be helpful. That Curt hitch you mentioned, # C12232, does require drilling like you said. That is why the holes didn't line up. You are correct about the capacity....
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  • Availability of Replacement Install Hardware for Draw-Tite # 36252 for a 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon
  • The Draw-Tite # 36252 is indeed a fit for the 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon. You can get replacement installation hardware by typing "RHK" into the search box in the upper right hand corner of the website home page. When that page comes up, input the hitch part number, quantity needed and manufacturer of hitch. We'll assemble a kit and get it right out to you. You can see current pricing by clicking the provided link.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1994 Ford Taurus
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24699 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1994 Ford Taurus Sedan or Wagon. For trailer wiring you might also be interested in the Draw Tite Wiring Harness part # 18252. For a ball mount you would want the Sportframe Drawbar part # 3593, this includes a pin and clip. For a 1-7/8 inch ball you would want the # 19256, for a 2 inch ball you would want the Hitch Ball part # 19258.
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  • What is the Distance from Trailer Hitch Pin Hole to Clear the Rear Bumper on a 2005 Ford Taurus
  • We have installed some hitches on the same generation Ford Taurus as your 2005 model and we have found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to clear the rear of the bumper is approximately 5-1/2 inches. I have included a video that shows this for you. However, it can vary slightly among vehicles so you will want to install the hitch first, then measure, then look at bike racks. That way you will not end up with something that will not fit. There are numerous bike racks that can...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36492 For a 2010 Ford Taurus
  • If you lost just one bolt for hitch # 36492 you could get a replacement from a hardware store. There are 2 different bolt sizes with this hitch. There is a carriage bolt, 1/2 inch -13 X 1-3/4 inches, grade 5. And there is a hex bolt, 1/2 inch -13 X 1-1/4 inch, grade 5. A hardware store that knows their nuts and bolts can get you the correct replacement. Make sure it is grade 5. If you are missing additional hardware the best thing to do is order replacement hardware kit # RHK. Just...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 24699, does fit a 1999 Ford Taurus wagon. This is a Class I trailer hitch so it will be very limited in terms of capacity (200 pounds tongue weight/2,000 pounds gross trailer weight) and in the accessories you can use. There is a Class II trailer hitch available for your vehicle. If you are planning on doing some towing, I recommend the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, # 90173, because it comes with a ball mount, pin, and clip. It has a tongue weight capacity...
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  • On Which Vehicle Will a Hidden Hitch Class II Receiver Part # 90309 Fit
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II Receiver you referenced, part # 90309 is vehicle specific to a 2004 - 2005 Mercury Sable Sedan and Wagon, a 2004 - 2006 Ford Taurus Sedan, or a 2004 Ford Taurus Wagon. It will not fit your 2000 Ford Ranger. For a Class II receiver for your Ranger, I would recommend the CURT Class II Receiver, part # 12012. If you would prefer the greater flexibility offered by a Class III receiver, Hidden Hitch offers a class III, part # 87161 that would work great with your...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Needed for a DrawTite Hitch that fits a 2002 Ford Taurus
  • The proper mounting hardware can be ordered for the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24699, by using item # RHK, replacement hardware kit, in the search box and then entering the hitch item number and the hitch manufacturer in the boxes below the item description. I have also posted instructions for installation of this hitch below.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for the Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar # 90090
  • If you need a replacement hardware kit for the Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, # 90090, then you will need part # RHK. Underneath the box that says Shipping Special, there is a box to type in the hitch number (90090). Then, on the pull down menu under that, select, Hidden Hitch as the manufacturer. Click the Add to Cart button and you will be done.
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  • Availability of a Class I Hitch for a 2000 Ford Taurus
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24632, has been replaced by the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24699. The hitch is essentially the same as the older model but has slight changes made to accommodate more models of similarly framed vehicles. The # 24632 hitch is no longer available and the # 24699 is used in its place. If you will be towing with this hitch you will also need the following parts. Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 3592 Tow Ready...
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