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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Acura MDX - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Acura MDX


Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we'll be installing the Curt 2 inch receiver tube hitch, part number C13146. This is what our hitch will look like, once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements, to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now, we will go ahead with installation.

Now, before we begin our install, we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points. We'll have a total of six attachment points, three on each side. These attachment points are weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer. Now, before we attempt to install the hitch, we want to clean out each one of these attachment points, because over time, they'll build up with rust, dust, dirt and debris. To clean it out, we'll use a spray lubricant, and half-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092.

Once we have thoroughly cleaned out the weld nut, we'll then take one of the new fasteners and hand thread it into the weld nut, to make sure it'll go nice and easily. Once we have all our attachment points cleaned out, we're ready to install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. We'll install each one of the 14 millimeter bolts, along with a 5/8 conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch. Once we have all the bolts installed finger tight, we'll go ahead and tighten them down.

Next, we'll torque to specifications, as indicated in the instructions. Now, with the hitch secured, we're ready to hit the road. And that'll do it for the install of our Curt hitch, part number C13146, on our 2014 Acura MDX. .


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