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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Taurus X - etrailer.com

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Uploaded on Mar 4, 2009

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Today we are going to be installing part number 90090 from Hidden Hitch on a 2008 Ford Taurus X. The first thing we need to do is get underneath the vehicle and lower the exhaust here on the drivers side. There are two bolts at the bottom of the frame that you need to remove that will allow the exhaust bracket to lower down and out of the way. If your model has a carbon canister on the passengers side, that will need to be lowered as well. This particular model does not, so we can go ahead and skip that step. With the exhaust bracket lowered, we can go ahead and remove it from the rubber hanger here, because later on down in the installation we are going to have to actually cut off this section of the bracket here to allow for installation of the hitch. So I am just going to go ahead and remove this now to get it out of the way.

OK, with the exhaust down, we can go ahead and fish wire the carriage bolts and block into the frame There are two blocks that come with the installation kit. The one that we are going to be using for the hole at the bottom of the frame is going to be the 1 x 3-inch block and the one for the side of the frame is going to be the 1 x 2-inch block. So you want to make sure you check your blocks before you install them into the frame. From there we are going to go ahead and feed our fish wire through the hole at the bottom of the frame and out through the access hole near the end of the frame, here. From there, we want to put the block onto the fish wire and thread the carriage bolt onto the fish wire, as well. We can go ahead and pull them now into the frame and into position. Fish wire through the hole in the side of the frame down through the same access hole. And from here we are going to do the same thing with the shorter block and carriage bolt. We are just going to feed it up into the frame, like so, and we are just going to let it sit inside the frame for the time being. We want to keep the fish wire onto that bolt right now that is going to make it easier to pull it through once we get the hitch up into position.

So at this time we are going to go ahead and take the hitch and put it up into position. OK, as you can see here on the drivers side, we went ahead and put the nut and the washer on the bottom and side fasteners. We want to go ahead and leave those loose and then we are going to go over here to the passengers side and install the fasteners over there. Over here on the passengers side, we are going to use these non-thread weld nuts to attach the hitch to. There is one here, one here, and then one on the side of the frame, as well. What we are going to do is we are going to take the bolts that were provided in the installation kit and we are just going to start them in the opening here. Kind of get the threads to start and then wrench them in. That will allow it to form its own threads inside the weld nut. We want to go ahead and do that in all three positions. As you can see, I have got all three bolts kind of loosely installed here on the passengers side. At this time we want to go back over to the drivers side and take the exhaust bracket and go ahead and cut off the end piece that needs to be modified so that we can go ahead and put the fasteners back into place that hold the exhaust up. OK, as you can see, I have got the exhaust hanger bracket in my hand now. And we went ahead and cut off the looped end piece that was on the bracket previously so that it will not interfere with the installation any further.

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