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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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1994 Ford Taurus

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
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1994 Ford Taurus - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Ford Taurus 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.



36252 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90173 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



36252 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36252 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation




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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 - 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.

Rubber hangers are sometimes are hard to release so it helps to use some type of lubricant like WD40. It makes the removal a lot easier. The exhaust should just sit on the cross member here. With the exhaust now lowered we can go ahead and put the hitch up. We can hold the hitch up into place using the weld nuts that we removed the bolts out of before previously. The hitch does need to go up on the bumper side of the flange here. It is very tight, that is why it is very handy to have ratchet and wrenches like this. It saves a lot of time. We kind of just want to get those hand tightened, we do not want to fully tighten them at this time. With the bumper bolts hand tightened, we can go ahead and look up under the frame here. We can see there are 3 the holes in the hitch. Only one of them will align with the existing hole in the bottom of the frame.

We will show you which one we are going to use just by looking under here. We want to fasten to the bottom of the frame here. We are going to use the block and handle nut combination that are actually going to go inside the frame and the bolt which will go in through the bottom of the frame. A little trick to keeping the block and the handle nut together while in the frame is to to go ahead and tape them together. Use the bolt that is going into the handle nut to hold the 2 in place. And then you can just take the bolt back out. From there, you just want to feed your handle nut and block assembly in through the hole in the frame. You will need to manipulate the handle nut itself into position so that the bottom plate sites tight against the bottom of the frame. I am going to go ahead and do so now, as opposed to just trying to do so inside the frame. Something like this will probably work out for you. You have to get in there very close and then you can just take a screwdriver and pull it into position. We will want to leave that hand tightened for the time being. We want to just do that on the other side as well.

Now that we have all the bolts back up into place we can go ahead and torque the hitch assembly down. I am going to start with the bolts in the energy absorbing unit up here in the vertical side of the hitch which get torqued to 40 foot pounds. With the exhaust back up into position, our install is complete. This will conclude the installation of part number 36252 on a 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36252

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (26 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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Pretty simple hitch to install, I was able to do it without putting the car up on jacks. WD40 will let the exhaust hangers slip off with ease. Passenger frame rail has a hole that is large enough to not interfere with the retaining nut, but the drivers side frame rail will require bending the nut bar and finesse to get the nut and bolt threaded (plus you're working around the muffler). I was able to install the hitch in about an hour, key is to take your time, do it with decent weather, and use a head lamp for the threading of the bolts (you'll be able to see the nuts when they are in position). TOOLS: 13mm wrench to remove old bolts from rear bumper mount 15mm wrench to install new bolts to the rear bumper mount 19mm wrench/socket to tighten frame bolts a stubby screwdriver to align the spacer bracket and nuts in the frame Nice thing about this hitch is that it did not interfere with the clearance of the car, the evap device under the spare wheel well is still the lowest point of the car. 476915


Comments

Ive pulled my dirt bike trailer all over the state with zero issues. No problems neither on or off road. Considering the lead foot I get sometimes, no signs of wear or abuse have shown, it has remained stable from day one.

Daniel - 02/18/2019

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Always a wonderful experience ordering on your site, easy to manage and purchase things I need for my car. Thanks so much, Ricky Mc. 665757



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Received the product in a couple of days. Simple to install works very well. I have purchased several hitches from etrailer and will buy in the future if I ever need another. Great product 588367



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1995 Ford Taurus

Have not used it much, but it went on easily(except for my existing rusted bolt removal). Harness kit is a no-brainer after years of butchering wires. I am using taxicab version of struts on rear of 95 V6 Taurus and it pulls great. If I were pulling a lot, I would look into that hitch setup that absorbs shock and keeps things quieter. 520550



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2000 Volvo S70

Installed easily, good quality and looks good. The install video was well done and gave me the confidence that I would be able to get this done quickly. 511000



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1996 Ford Taurus

The hitch by Draw-Tite looks to be great fit for our '96 Taurus. I haven't put it on the vehicle yet, but did review the installation instructions that look to be straight forward and easy to follow. I have a Curt hitch on my '99 Tracker, and was easy to bolt up and fit to that vehicle. This Draw-Tite should be about as easy to bolt up and fit to the Taurus by all instructions provided with the hitch. 413805



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We have always been satisfied with products and delivery time from etrailer. 399576



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Excellent fit! I love it! It looks great! I am so glad I chose an etrailer hitch. Although the printed instructions were helpful, it was the YouTube videos which made the big difference in this installation. Thankfully I've got some time in mechanic shops and knew how to improvise when things didn't go as smoothly as they did in the videos. Overall, an excellent product, fast delivery and excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend reading the follow up email from customer service before doing the installation. There were links to two different videos showing how to do the installation. You'll want to watch those if you haven't installed a hitch like this before. They will save you much time and headaches. 182236



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I needed to call for additional information. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Shipping was quick. I've bought from etrailer before and would do so again. 152166


Comments

Ive used your company more than once and Im sure i will again.

Ed M - 09/28/2015

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Shhwweeet! The video was extremely helpful in everything. Opted not to mess with the rubber exhaust hangers as they were worn, so things got a little putsy installing, but the overall process and result was very good. 124472



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Endured 13 hours of towing my stuff to college. Great product, great staff who helped with the order. 109515



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ll OK though took longer than expected. Seems to be just what I wanted and ordered. 92138


Comments

So far so good. We have had NO problems though to reiterate - it took a lot longer to assemble than we thought it would. I generally am pretty good at things like this though the hitch sure game me some problems.

phil m - 01/27/2015

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1999 Ford Taurus

Cake install, if I hadn't had to lie on my back, would have gone even quicker. Backed it up on ramps. Wd40 on the muffler hangers good tip, slid opff easily. All in all, super. Also fast ship from company. Good to deal with, thanks 88369


Comments

Everything is working great, was easy install. Thanks for followup, Mark

Mark J - 07/14/2014

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1994 Ford Taurus

went on very easy good product very good to do business 68535



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Worked really good and easy install once i was able to free up all my bolts underneath the car. Definitely leave yourself enough time to deal with rusted and/or stripped bolts. 62535



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Installation was as described, Phone purchase/supp on making sure it was the correct hitch was excellent. Since the exact model of my car wasn't listed they even call the hitch manufacturer to confirm the model of hitch was correct. 59640



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2001 Lincoln Continental

Hitch is great it was super easy too install. Very good deal. 58081



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better quality than i exspected low price fast shipping thank you 57419



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1999 Mercury Sable

Was shipped promptly and fit perfectly. 48840



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1987 Ford Taurus

Excellent customer service! My hitch arrived quickly and was very straightforward to install on my Ford Taurus. 32126



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This could not have been easier. Perfect fabrication everything lined up 100%. I only spent 30minutes on the entire project. Well made. AAA+++ 31901



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I was so pleased with the quick delievery and quality of your product, I installed the hitch today in about fifteen minutes and was very pleased. Thank You etrailer very much John F. 27769



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Fit perfectly 15622



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Good price. Was easy to install. 12720



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Hitch fit great, took some time to get the tangs bent to the proper position to fit through the frame rail. Other than that everything went together great. 11487



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Great Product Recieved my hitch in 3 days, last night it took me 50 minutes to install it. The online video is well done and gave me the tips I needed to make the install go very smooth. Thanks etrailer.com, you guys are awesome! 2475


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  • Trailer Hitch For 2003 Mercury Sable LS Sedan
  • I have attached a video that shows the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36313 being installed. The baffle you described on the right side of the hitch is designed to allow you to run the hose for the carbon canister through the right side bracket. Not all vehicles this hitch fits have the carbon canister installed. Since the brackets for attaching to the frame on your Sable are designed differently, I think the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24699 may have a less visible look. Both...
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  • Should Rusted Trailer Hitch Receiver be Replaced
  • The two Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers for your 1997 Mercury Sable are the Class I # 24699 and Class II # 36252. If the rust can be sanded off and the hitch repainted then it is likely still structurally sound. The best way to have them evaluated is to have a trailer shop inspect them. I would err on the side of caution and replace the hitch if you don't feel comfortable using it. If the hardware needs to be replaced you can use # RHK then select Draw-Tite and type in the model...
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  • Can I Swap Hitches from Multiple Vehicles When I need to Tow with a Different Vehicle
  • Part # 75118 will only fit a 2001-2004 Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute. It is not swappable onto a 1990 Taurus or 1998 Grand Marquis. The best hitch we have for towing a boat with your 1998 Mercurcy Grand Marquis is a Class III hitch, part # 13707. The strongest hitch available for a 1990 Ford Taurus is a Class II. Our most popular Class II for your vehicle is part # 36252. Please note, Class I and II are 1-1/4 inch receiver openings.
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  • Hitch, Ball Mount and Wiring Recommendation For 1997 Lincoln Continental
  • I do have an option for your 1997 Lincoln Continental but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12130 is a fit for 1981 - 2011 Lincoln Town Cars not Continentals. I recommend Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch part # 36252 for the 1997 Lincoln Continental. I have attached an installation video for your reference. There is not a custom fit wiring harness available for the Lincoln Continental so you would need Curt Powered Tail Light Converter part # C59236 which would need...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36252 Fit 2004 Ford Taurus Sedan
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver that was designed for the 2004 Ford Taurus sedan is actually part # 36313. I have attached an installation video for you. Part # 36252 that you referenced was designed to fit the older model of the Ford Taurus sedan so this hitch will not work for you.
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Bike & Kayak Carriers for 2002 Lincoln Continental
  • We offer a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch for your 2002 Lincoln Continental, part # 36252 from Draw-Tite. Towing also requires a wiring harness # 119179KIT, ball mount # 36063 and a hitch ball such as the 1-7/8-inch # 19257 or 2-inch # 19258 (depending on the size of the trailer's coupler). This hitch has a maximum towing capacity of 3500-lbs, which is the most a loaded trailer can weigh; and a maximum tongue weight rating of 300-lbs, which is the maximum downward force on the hitch, such...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon
  • For your 1999 Ford Taurus wagon we only have Class II hitches like the Draw Tite part # 36252 which is a confirmed fit. The Class III hitches are only used on vehicles with higher capacities like trucks and SUVs. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Fit with Factory Dual-exhaust on a 1998 Mercury Sable
  • I spoke with my contact at the manufacturer to make sure there were no issues with the factory dual exhaust on the 1998 Sable and found that you should have no trouble installing the hitch on your vehicle. You will need to temporarily lower the rear exhaust though. The installation instructions (see link) are clear and easy to follow. In addition to the hitch, you might also need the following to complete your towing set-up: Trailer Wiring Harness, part # 118333 Ball mount, part...
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  • Availability of a Complete Towing Package for a 1994 Ford Taurus Wagon
  • We do have a hitch package, item # 36252, for the Taurus Wagon, that includes the pin and clip. Along with the package you will need to select the recommended ball mount, part # 36063, and a properly sized hitch ball and the wiring for your trailer and vehicle. The drawbar accepts a 3/4 inch diameter shank hitch ball so either the Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Short Shank, 3,500 lbs GTW - Chrome, item # 19258, or the Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, 2,000...
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  • Hitch Availability for a 1998 Mercury Sable
  • For your 1998 Mercury Sable the highest classification hitch available would be Class II like the Draw Tite hitch part # 36252. Class III hitches are usually reserved for SUVs and trucks. For further info check out the FAQ article I attached on hitch classifications.
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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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  • Do All Trunk Mounted Bike Racks Require a Bike Adapter Bar
  • All the trunk mounted racks we offer feature a dual arm design, meaning that the frame of the bike would have to sit in both cradles on the two bike rack arms. A bike adapter bar like part # TH982 is usually required to give womens bikes a straight frame that will sit down in the cradles. If you want to avoid the use of adapter bars entirely, a better choice for your needs might be to install a trailer hitch on your 1997 Ford Taurus, and to use a hitch mounted bike rack. I recommend...
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  • Availability of a Replacement Hardware Kit for a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36252
  • Yes, we do offer a replacement hardware kit for just about any trailer hitch we sell. You will need the replacement hardware kit # RHK. On the page there is a box to enter the hitch number, 36252 in this case, and a drop down menu where you will select the hitch manufacturer, Draw-Tite in this case. After inputting the information click the Add to Cart button to finish. I have also included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showign a typical installation for you.
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