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Cleaning Weld Nuts Prior to Installation of Hitch on 2006 Toyota RAV4


I need a trailer hitch for my 2006 RAV4. I see that this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, item # 75235, is a recommended model. I anticipate that I will need to tap the holes in the frame due to rust. What size and pitch should get for the tap? Is it 12mm diameter with 1.25 mm pitch? Thanks!


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The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75235 is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Toyota RAV4. It utilizes bolt M12x1.25x40 so yes, that tap is correct.

However, before you re-rap your threads I recommend using Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2" # 814092 and penetrating oil lubricant. I've attached an article to assist further with cleaning weld nuts.

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