Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport


Today we are going to install part number 13223 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. We will show you where the hitch mounts up on the frame. It reuses these existing holes where these bolts are right now. This tie-down hook actually gets taken off the vehicle and left off, and it is going to be the same thing on the passengers side, where this tie-down loop will get taken off as well. And these pieces will stay off the vehicle. Also, we did take down the spare tire, just to get a little easier working room, and the spare tire will go back up in its place when we are done. All right, when you take this down, there is a threaded fitting here which the hitch uses, too. We are going to take some time here and actually clean that out really good. Spray it down with some lubricant and run the bolt in and out. Sometimes, in an aged vehicle, you may have to run a tap through it to clean it out.

All right, now at this point we can go ahead and start installing the hitch. And we will install the hitch using the bolts and the holes that we just cleaned out the threads in. All right, and we just slip in our bolts. We have a long bolt the flat washer will go up, and just put the nut on top, just enough to get it started. When the drivers side is done, do the same thing on the passengers side. All right, now that we have got all our bolts started, let us go ahead and snug them down. Torque them down to the specified torque ratings in the instructions. OK, with the hardware installed, the only thing that is left over is to put the spare tire back up. And that covers our install of part number 13223 from Curt, on our 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.


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