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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36317 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36317

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.

etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2004 - 2007 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 - 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic

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Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36317. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 inches. To assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.

Before we can install our hitch, well need to go ahead and lower the exhaust to give ourselves some working room. On this application there is only a single exhaust system, so well remove the two rubber isolators, one forward of the rear muffler and one just behind the rear muffler. Now before we remove these ruber isolators, its recommended to put a safety strap underneath, so that itll secure the exhaust after we remove the isolators. To remove the rubber isolators, well simply go ahead and spray them down with a little spray lubricant and then use our pry bar to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. Now with both removed, well go ahead and use the safety strap to safely lower the exhaust out of the way.

Next well need to remove some of the manufacturers fasteners for the lower bumper support. There will be a total of four fasteners to remove, two on each side, one on the inside of the frame rail and one on the outside of the frame rail just below the rear bumper beam. Starting on the outside of the frame rail, well go ahead and remove the fastener and then well move to the inside of the frame rail and remove the second fastener. Note on the inside of the frame rail for this application, once we remove the bolt, the nut is still secured to the body of the vehicle. There are several tack welds securing it in place.

In order to install the new hardware, well still need to remove this weld nut. To do this, well use a cut off wheel to cut the weld nut and then a chisel or in our case an air hammer to cut the rest of the weld nut away from its position and remove it. Now with all the old hardware removed, were ready to go ahead and start installing the hitch. To secure the hitch at our forward fasteners, well use the inch carriage bolt and block pulled into position using the pull wire provided with our install kit and secure the hitch with a inch conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch and a inch nut.

For our rear fasteners, well be using the 3/8th carriage bolt and block, 3/8th conical tooth washer and nut. Note for some applications, youll need to drill out the holes where we removed the hardware back for the rear bumper support. For this application, where we removed the weld nuts the holes are large enough, however the outside fastening points will need to be drilled out. Using a 3/8th bit as per the instructions, well go ahead and drill them out now. Now with the holes large enough, were ready to go ahead and install the hitch.Now its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. Starting with the rear fasteners as we put the hitch up into position, well go ahead and install the carriage bolt and block and then well slide on the conical tooth washer and thread on the nut. Note as we tighten down the nut, well tighten it down just enough to be flush with the end of the carriage bolt to give ourself some working room until we get all of our hardware in place. Now well move to the forward fasteners. Taking our pull wire, well slide on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. Well feed the carriage bolt up into the access hole followed by the block and then well go ahead and take the other end of our pole wire and feed it down through the pre-drilled hole in the hitch and pull our carriage bolt into position. Then well go ahead and remove the carriage bolt and repeat the same process on the opposite side. Once we have both carriage bolts installed, we can go ahead and slide on the conical tooth washer. Again the teeth of the washer facing the hitch and thread on the nut. Now with all of our hardware in place, were ready to go ahead and tighten it down. Next well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. With that, itll complete the install of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36317 on our 2005 Chevy Malibu. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36317

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu

Great hitch, easy to install with great instructions and service!! I installed it on my Chevy Malibu and have mn’t had any problems at all. Overall I’m very pleased with etrailer.com, definitely would recommend! 617509

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic

After an awfull experience with a major supplier of hitches which also does moving were they ordered the wrong hitch for my car; I turned to etrailer and they were just handholding incredible. Not only did they find the right hitch that fitted my car perfectly, but delivery was right on the money and tech support just incredible. These guys are it concerning hitches and racks, don't bother with anyone else. 503619

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu

Fits perfectly. Very easy to install 470308

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Hitch fit perfect ,all parts were correct an included . After watching the video all went great. 280599

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Fast shipping. After watching the video the installation took about 1.5 hours. The hardest part was jacking up the car and putting the jack stands underneath. The actual installation went smoothly. Great job etrailer.... 271462

Have not had any problems at all. I consider it a quality product at a very hair price.
Dave W - 01/15/2018


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I have not installed the hitch yet,but from what I have seen it is a well thought out design, (I design and build stuff for a living) and looks easy to install. C/S is great as I first ordered the wrong on but they figured it out and made the return and shipping of the correct one a breeze. 259567

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received hitch, u.p.s. threw hitch around and made two holes in box. parts bag ripped open and missing 1 - 3/16 metal bracket. rest of parts were there . 170969

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This tow hitch was easy to install. It would have been easier if I had some help to hold one end while I attached the other. But it was still easy, It went on exactly as it was shone on the video, remember to leave any bolts loose as you need to juggle the hitch to get the ones on the frame. I still need to order an adapter 11/2 to 2 inch for the wheel chair lift.KS 105623

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu

I can't say enough about the service I recieved. The order arrived in a timely fashion (was even upgraded from the standard delivery at no extra cost). Installation was easy and the hitch fit like a glove on my 2006 Chevy Malibu. Would highly recommend eTrailer.com. 66422

I have used the hitch quite a bit, Once to tow a U-Haul trailer from San Antonio to McAllen, TX, but mostly to attach my bike carrier to haul our 2 bikes when we are towing the car behind our motorhome. It has performed without a hitch!! Best investment Ive made. Would definitely recommend it.
Morris L - 08/16/2014


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2014 Chevrolet Malibu

It was very helpful that the installation video was available on etrailer.com; I probably watched it 14 times prior to installing the hitch on my 2004 Malibu. The only negatives are 1. I had a difficult time getting the welded nuts off of the frame; the video made it look SO easy, and 2. I installed 2 1/2 months ago, I've hitched up a trailer twice and already have surface rust coming through in the hitch receiver (I'm aware this is typical, however I liked the new look - I'll plan to get a cap). 65532

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Couldn't ask for better service. Ordered at noon on Sat, didn't expect it to ship till the next week, but it was shipped Sat. afternoon and I received it on Tues. Arrived as expected in perfect shape. What more could you ask for? Excellent price and exceptional service. I'm sure this is the first of many orders. 45926

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ups delivered the hitch at about 430 pm i picked my wife up from work at 500pm my son and i started installing the hitch at about 530pm the job was very easy the parts fit like a glove by 700pm i watched the evening news job was complete. thanks 30092

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Everthing went just the way the video's showed. Very satisfied. Would Highly Recommend If there was one thing to make it better would just be faster shipping. But it did arrive when it said it would. Thanks for a good experience. 20710

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Your sales person was very helpful and the receiver came a day ahead of schedule. I already installed it and it went exactly the way the installation video showed. I couldn't ask for more...Thank you very much. Can't wait to order from your company again! 10572

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Item was shipped very fast arrived in good condition, instructions were very clear, fit was spot on works well. This is about the 4th order and as normal they are great to deal with always fast shipping and items are just what you would expect good fit good quality and fair pricing. 9550

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Very easy to install. The easist that I ever installed. Another pair of hands was helpful for holding up the left side up while I was bolting the hitch to the frame. 198


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Will I Need To Trim Bumper and Lower Exhaust To Install Draw-Tite 36317 On 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
    Yes, for installation, you will need to temporarily lower the exhaust to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 36317, on your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The best way to lower the hangers, is to apply some WD-40 to the rubber mounts to slide the hanger loose. If you have the SS model, the bumper fascia will need to be trimmed, other models of the Malibu do not require trimming of the bumper fascia. Part # 36317 includes a drawbar, pin, and clip. To complete your towing setup,...
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  • Can a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Tow a Trailer
    I'm unable to access an online version of the owner's manual for your 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. But if it says it shouldn't be used for towing then I can't recommend going against the manufacturer's recommendations. We do have trailer hitch receivers that will fit your car, like the Draw-Tite # 36317. Keep in mind this hitch fits model years 2004 through 2008 of the Malibu so the user reviews might be from a different model year than yours that can be used to tow. Also, hitch receivers...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Hitch # 36317 Require Any Trimming of the Rear Fascia on 2006 Chevrolet Malibu
    The Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36317 will fit your 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The only modification of the rear bumper fascia is on the Malibu SS model. On the SS model you will need to cut a 1-1/4 inch x 1-3/4 inch opening on the rear fascia for the receiver hitch to fit through. The non-SS model vehicle does not require any modifications to the rear bumper fascia. I am including a link to the installation instructions on theDraw-Tite Hitch # 36317. The instructions will...
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  • Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Chevy Malibu
    I checked up on trailer hitch 88002 and found that it was an OEM hitch put on several vehicles. It's not something that we carry or can get, but for your 2006 Chevy Malibu we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 36317 as a confirmed fit if you are looking for a hitch for that vehicle.
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  • How to Select a Hitch Ball
    The correct fit of a hitch ball on a ball mount depends on the ball's shank length and shank diameter. These dimensions matter because the shank has to fit the ball hole in a ball mount. All of our 1-7/8-inch hitch balls are shown on the linked page. These have shank diameters ranging from 5/8-inch up to 3/4-inch and shank lengths from 1-5/8-inch to 3-3/8-inches. I also linked our page for hitches for your car. Each has a recommended ball mount associated on the hitch page.
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  • Replacement Hardware to Install Draw-Tite Hitch # 36317 Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Chevy Malibu
    We can certainly get a replacement hardware kit for you. Use part # RHK. On the product description page, type the hitch part # 36317 into the field, choose 'Draw-Tite' from the drop-down menu, and choose a quantity of 1. I've edited a screen capture of that product page for you.
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  • Is the Fishwire/Bolt Puller Included with the Draw-Tite Hitch # 36317
    I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he informed me that there is an included fishwire with the # 36317 Draw-Tite Hitch. It will be included in the bag that also has the installation instructions. I also attached installation instructions for the # 36317 for you to check out also.
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