Do the Exhaust Hangers on a 2019 Mazda CX-5 Need to Be Removed for the Draw-Tite Hitch 76138


Is it best to leaves the hangers on or take them off completely? If on, what is the best configuration for leaving them on?


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In order to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76138 on your 2019 Mazda CX-5 you will need to lower the exhaust by removing the metal exhaust hanger studs from the rubber isolators. This can be done with the isolators left on the muffler side or on the vehicle side, it does not matter which you choose but I find it easier to leave them on the muffler side. In order to remove them you will need to spray a bit of lubricant inside the rubber and then you can use a large metal prey bar to free them. Once the hitch is in position, you can then lift the muffler back up into place and secure the hangers.

I have attached an install video that shows the above process for you. If this is not what you are asking then please just let me know.

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Conner L

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