Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Chevy HHR - Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. This is an install the 2006 HHR we will be using part number 24756. The first step to do is to lower the Exhaust and we do that by taking off the rubber hangers on the front and back, and there is one hidden in the back. We just spray them down with WD-40 slide them off and we lower the Exhaust. That gives us a little bit more working room right there. On this hitch we have to enlarge this hole to a half-inch and there is one on the opposite side we have to do the same thing with. Now we have to get the bolts inside of the frame. What we will do is we use the fish wire here. Put it through this hole, put it out the big hole, and then pull our hardware from the outside in and then back out this way. It kind of helps to slide it up on the wire first, and this threads in. And it comes out just like that. This hitch uses this hole too. What well do is slide your plate on, then your bolt, pop it through the hole, put the plate in, and pull it back on through. Then do it on the other side too. The next part is to take the hitch up and install it on the frame. What well do is we will slide one half and let it rest on the muffler and that will be our third hand while we go to the other side and start threading on the nuts and washers. Now we go to the other side. Now That you got it hung up here the next thing to do is just go ahead and center it with the vehicle. Two ways of going about that, you can center it on the frame itself, kind of move it back and forth the way you like it. Thats how I like to do it, make sure you have an even edge on both sides. And then sometimes you might want to double check it from here. And then look up at the center of the license plate and give yourself a good idea of that. Looks like we can go a tad to left. It looks pretty good, we will go ahead and tighten it down from there. Just snug them down for now, evenly, and well come back with a torque wrench. Okay, and then dont forget you have to put the muffler back up. So we will spray down the hangers a little bit and then slide them right on. Check the clearance and make sure it doesnt bounce. We have about, maybe three quarters of an inch, so that should do fine, and your install is complete.

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EGR Bug Shield Installation - 1997 Ford F-250 - Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to do an install on a 1997 Ford F250 and we are going to install an EGR bug shield for it. We are going to be using today, part number 323011, and we will go through the steps involved to install it. Our first step will be to go ahead and put the bug shield on the hood and just check out where the holes line up on the hood. Next, we will install our screw plugs into the hood. Next, what we will do is well go ahead and install the bug shield loosely on the screw plugs and then we will look for our final alignment. Keep everything loose so you can move it back and forth. Once you place the bug shield on the hood, and set it on the hood the way you want it, then go ahead and tighten down the first four screws which will set it in place. Then we will work on the last two fasteners. Alright, we will do the last two fasteners here. They are a little bit different. This requires cleaning the hood in a couple of spots, applying some abrasive resistant tape, and a special clip that will slide on the hood and the bug shield. This will be the tape that will go over here and we will fold it over like this, and this will be the clip that will slide over the hood. Get the right orientation. And it will go over it and hold everything in place. Lets go ahead and clean the hood up. Now we will do the other side. Do our adhesive strips, half on half over. Go do our other side. We will install our clip. It is kind of hard to see but there is a little hook in there, and that will latch into there and this will go into the hood, and keep it at the proper spacing. Once you get the last two fasteners on there, the last thing you want to do is check for hood clearance. Open the hood up and shut it like you would normally and check for any clearance issues. And you can check for bottoming out if there are any marks on the bug shield. It looks like there are none here, so it looks like we are in good shape. If you did have problems you may want to go ahead and adjust your bumper stops to raise your hood up just a little bit to make the extra clearance. Other than that this is a done deal.

Inspect and Pack Trailer Bearings Demonstration - Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. We will go ahead and get the bearing out and wipe it down real fast. Makes it a little bit easier to see, rotate the bearing cage, look for anything that bounces up and down too much. This is almost a continuous line so I think the cage is pretty good on this one. So we will just keep cleaning it up until it spins freely. Im looking for little nicks or stuff like that. Sometimes you can see a little bit of wear, it is like a dark band here, light band here, dark band here. For the most part that is kind of acceptable, it is not perfect, but in this case I think it will be fine. If its really dark you definitely want to change it out because that part of the bearing, this actual roller got overheated, but this one looks pretty darn good. We will pack this side and then flip it over and then pack the other side. Get a good gob, and put a light coating on the race itself. Actually, it doesnt take much, you dont have to pack it full. Because a lot of it doesnt get really used. In a marine application like this, you want to go ahead and get the grease gun out and use it since we have the special spindles. Go ahead and fill the cavity that way, but for most land trailers this is pretty much enough as it is. Grab your new bearing here, and all you have to do is work it inside of here a little bit at a time. Keep going around, flip it over and we want to get inside it here. Just get inside, so when the bearing starts spinning, it gets all worked up in there. Give it a couple of spins maybe before you pop it in there.

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chrysler Town and Country w Stow and Go - Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. We are installing part number V82770 on a 2005 on up Chrysler Town and Country with Stow and Go seating. We need to take off this bolt, and all three of these bolts here, this is where the hitch bolts up We will do that on both sides. One side and now the other. We are going to tighten this back bolt up different from the other side. We can use this to pull the hitch up a little bit closer. These bolts get torqued down to 75 foot-pounds and the ones up front gets torqued down to 43 foot-pounds. And now the other side.

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Honda Element - Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Okay we are going to do an install on a Honda Element using part number 24720. We will take out all the spare tire and the plastic so we can actually do the install. Okay we will go ahead and clean out the trunk area and then get down to the spare tire and take that apart. What well do next is tighten this down just enough to snug it to hold it in place, and then well see where to drill or holes out using the hitch as a template. We will use the hitch as a template to drill or holes, so well just use a drill and let the hitch do the work for us, we will punch right through this thin metal with a half-inch bit. Now we are back inside the vehicle here, we will go ahead and apply sealant to the holes to keep Exhaust fumes from coming into the cabin. We will put a simple circle around it then put the bolts through and then go back underneath and start tightening them down. All right, now we will go tighten them back up. Well take our torque wrench and torque these down, and these down to their proper torque settings and that will pretty much be it. When we torque these bolts down sometimes it might help to have an assistant use an adjustable wrench or nice set of adjustable pliers to hold the blocks in place while we torque them down. We got a guy on top holding them down and we will go ahead and torque them. And that pretty much covers it for the install of that hitch.