New Trailer Hitch Is Touching Exhaust On 2005 Acura MDX

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My hitch arrived on time and is great. I installed it just as your video instructed which is a great help by the way. My Acura was exactly the same as one in video with the duel exhausts. The only problem is the exhaust touches the hitch- do you have any remedies for this - I checked the install many times any suggestions would be appreciated

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There are a couple of ways you can fix the problem with the exhaust touching the new trailer hitch.

I have attached a helpful article that explains how to eliminate the rattle caused by this problem. The first suggestion is to use a pair of channel locks or vise grips and bend the hanger attached to the exhaust. This should move the exhaust far enough away to stop the rattle.

If that does not take care of the issue, you can replace the rubber hangers for the exhaust. Over time these can often stretch and the holes will become elongated. A new hanger may take care of this problem for you.

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