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Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on this 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we are going to install part number 13051 from Curt. As shown here, we have the hitch installed. Now we will give you a couple of measurements that will help you out in ing accessories for your vehicle. From the top of the receiver tube down to the ground is going to be 16-3/4 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the edge of the bumper itself is going to be about 8 inches. 0:19

We are going to show you attaching points starting on the passenger side of the vehicle. There are two bolts that hold the tank shield in place and the hitch actually uses those two original fastening points. However, there is a third one that is close behind the bumper, underneath the bumper cover itself, that is very hard to see. A lot of people miss that bolt hole. So you want to take a look for that one at the end of the frame. It is going to be identical on both sides of the vehicle. You also want to make sure that the holes that are in the frame are cleaned out. To clean out the threads here, we are going to spray it down with some lubricant and then use one of the hitch bolts to help start and clean out the threads. Now you want to run it in a few turns and back it off and start all over again and spray it down some more. And the more corroded the threads are the longer this is going to take. 0:58

We will go ahead and remove the other two bolts that we need to and the skid shield will still stay in place with the remaining fasteners. Alright, once you have all of the threads cleaned out, let us go ahead and install the hitch. You defiantly want an extra set of hands to help hold it up and line it into position. Alright, now that fastener going towards the back of the vehicle, closet to the bumper, is going to get a spacer that fits between the hitch and the frame. And then the bolt goes through. OK, once we have all of the hardware installed, we can go ahead and snug up the bolts. Then we will torque them down as specified in the instructions. And with that, that will finish our install of part number 13051 from Curt on our 1999 Grand Cherokee.

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