How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a Jeep Wrangler (2007-2019)

 

Adding a trailer hitch to a Jeep Wrangler requires only a few tools, a Draw-Tite 76104 trailer hitch, and a short amount of time to complete the installation. This trailer hitch and installation process will work for the Jeep Wrangler model years 2007-2019.

Follow these basic steps to begin hauling trailers and other kinds of hitch-mounted accessories for your Jeep Wrangler today.

Tools needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench 
  • Exhaust Removal Pliers
  • ¾in or 18mm Sockets
  • ¾in Open End Wrench 

Jeep Wrangler (2007-2019) hitch installation steps

(Optional step)

If the clearance between the muffler and the cross member is less than three inches then you will need to lower the muffler with exhaust removal pliers.

If there is a weld slag then remove it before installation. 

1. Raise hitch into position

Raise the hitch into position and align with the existing holes in the cross member. 

2. Secure the hitch to the frame

Install the four bolts and install the hex flange lock nuts. Make sure the conical tooth washers are teeth-side against the hitch.

3.Tighten and torque hitch

Tighten with a wrench and socket until firmly in place. Set your torque wrench to 75 foot-pounds and tighten all four fasteners.

If you lowered your muffler, raise it now.

You should now have your trailer hitch installed on your Jeep Wrangler.

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