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Chevrolet Equinox Part Number 36408 Hitch Installation

January 9th, 2011 · No Comments

1. If present, remove the tie down brackets from vehicle frame rail. Return bolts and tie down bracket to owner.
2. Remove the fascia door on the Equinox.
3. Raise the hitch into position; lifting the bumper mounting bracket over the fascia (where needed). Secure with M12 bolts and conical washers into the existing weld nuts.
4. Hand tighten all bolts.
5. Saturn Vue: Pull carriage bolts and small blocks thru end of the bumper and feed through the bumper mounting bracket using the pull wire. Attach conical washer and nut. Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent install the M12 bolts and conical washer through the bumper mounting bracket into the existing weld nuts in the bumper.
6. Tighten all 1/2-13 GR5 fastener with torque wrench to 75 Lb.-Ft. Tighten all M12 CL8.8 fasteners with torque wrench to 68 Lb.-Ft.
7. Replace the fascia door on the Equinox.
Note: Due to different configuration of the vehicle there will be extra hardware left over.


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