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 Wiring Harness Installation 2007 Chevy HHR - Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install part number 118407 on our 2007 Chevy HHR. This install has everything kept on the inside of the vehicle. So we will open up the hatch and remove a few panels to get to it. The wiring cables we need to get to are behind this panel and also on the passenger side as well. We will also remove this carpet and paneling so that we can run the wires left and right. Also we must get to the spare tire cover. Then this panel that covers up the threshold you can simply pop off this panel and there is an identical one on the other side. Connecting the driver side first we will run the wires underneath the sheet metal and plastic. Pulling it up through the hole left by the paneling here. Then we can disconnect the wiring from the tail light and this T-Connector can fit. Then this end goes back onto the light socket. Then at the bottom here there is a ground stud we can use to attach our wire. Then we will take the other half of the harness and run it across the preexisting wiring harness and over past the battery. We will run the harness up and connect it to the tail light. Now we will pull out or leader and even up the green wire with the rest of the wires and tape it off. Run the wire along the backside here then zip tie it to the wiring harness. Then we will go ahead and find a common point and take up our slack and bundle it up with a zip tie. Next we will replace the plastic on the threshold. Remember to make sure when you have plenty of working room. So you can store it above the spare tire cover and when you need it you can just pull it out. On this vehicle there is a nice little gap here you can pull the wire through it does take a little slack but if you got room it makes it nice. If you do not have enough room you can store it under the plastic back over here too. One other thing to remember when using it, is when you shut the hatch just keep the cord away from the latch and you will be safe and ready to go. That covers it for our install of part number 118407 from Tow Ready. Installed on our 2007 Chevy HHR. Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Chevrolet HHR - Today on this 2010 Chevrolet HHR, we're going to install part no. 24756 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on a vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bike carrier or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper we're looking at 5 and 3/4 inches and from the top of the receiver openning down to the ground will be 10 and 3/8. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Note: Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.