Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Hyundai Sonata

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Hyundai Sonata


Today we are going to install part number 11325 from Curt. And we are going to install this on a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The first step involved is to go ahead and lower the exhaust. We also just added a strap to keep the exhaust from coming down too far, and if we have to we can actually lower this a little easier with the strap. Also, we sprayed down the rubber hangers with some WD-40 to help loosen them up a little bit. On the last one here we are just going to take out this bolt here. What you want to do is spray this down pretty good with WD-40 and let it soak a little bit, because these bolts that sit out underneath the vehicle are prone to freezing up.

Our next step will be to go ahead and install the hitch up above the exhaust heat shield here and up alongside the frame. Actually I think it is going to be a little bit easier just to take down the heat shield and put it back up when we are done. So that is what we are going to do. This is optional but I figure it will be worth the effort for a little bit extra access to tighten bolts down. There you go. And again, we will put these up when we are done.

Now with the exhaust shield down you can see the holes more easily exposed. There is one here and one right here. It would be a good idea to take a moment and spray them down with some lubricant just to clean them out and make sure the threads go in easy. We already sprayed them down so we will just try and give it a run-in by fingers. All right, you want to do the same thing for both sides. At this point we want to put the hitch up. You might need an extra hand. Just work it around the exhaust system and make sure the tow loop on the vehicle is behind the hitch bar. This is where you need an extra set of hands to hold it up on one side. Again, you just want to get them started. You do not have to tighten them up, just enough to hold the hitch in place.

All right, once you get one side in position, what you want to do is take a moment and put your hardware for the tow loop on the tow loop and through and then raise the hitch into position with the bolt coming through. All right, then we can install the rest of the hardware for our tow loop. Now if you make sure everything is where you want it, we will go ahead and snug down the bolts. At this point, we can go ahead and give the bolts a final torque. We can go ahead and put our heat shields back into place. All right, next we can go ahead and slip our exhaust back in. All right, and there you have our install of part number 11325 from Curt on a 2006 Hyundai Sonata.


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