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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado


Today on our 2002 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Curt Custom Fit Class Five 2-1/2 inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number C15703. This is what are hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well then give you couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 15-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.

Now, well go ahead with installation. To begin our install, well first go ahead and point out the attachment points. Well be utilizing the manufactures weld nut here at the end of the frame rail and predrilled holes for center and forward attachment points.To begin our install, well first go ahead and remove the manufacturers bolt at the bottom of the frame rail. Now, with the bolt tied away, its recommended to get extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you put it up into position and then re-secure it with the manufacturers 14mm bolt. Next, well go ahead and install the hardware for the forward attachment point.

Here well be using the 9/16 carriage bolt and block going down through the frame, through the hitch and then securing it with the 9/16 flange nut. Next, well go ahead and install the L-bracket for our center attachment point. The L-bracket will fit from the inside out just above the hitch, but underneath the frame rail. Therell be two 7/16 carriage bolt and flange nuts to secure the L-bracket to the hitch.Then well go ahead and secure the L-bracket to the frame using the 7/16 carriage bolt and small spacer block, allowing the 7/16 flange nut. Keep in mind, each classes we do here on one side, were going to repeat identically on the opposite side.

Now, with all our hardware in place, well go ahead and tighten it down. Next, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Thats does it for the install of the Curt Custom Fit Class Five Commercial-Duty 2-1/2 inch Receiver, part number C15703, on our 2002 Chevy Silverado. .


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