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Fitting Instructions for a Fiesta Tow Bar

Updated July 20, 2017

The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact three-door and five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan with European designing. The Ford Fiesta is distributed in Europe and it has been released to the North American market in 2011. If you want to tow a trailer or another vehicle with your Ford Fiesta, you will need to install a tow bar with the use of a tow bar kit. To properly fit a tow bar to your Ford Fiesta use the following instructions.

Park your Fiesta on level ground.

Lower the spare wheel from the rear of your Fiesta and lower the exhaust by pulling off the rubber exhaust hanger.

Pull and detach the Fiesta's boot floor trim and detach all three fasteners form the heat shield to take off the heat shield.

Pull out all four blanking disks from the Fiesta's frame and put the bushes, which are included in the Ford Fiesta tow bar kit, onto either end of the frame. Put the spreader plates, which are also included in the Ford Fiesta tow bar kit, over the bushes, and then detach the mastic compound located below them.

Place the bolts loosely into the holes on the spreader plates using your hands and then attach them to the crossbar with large flat washers. These parts are included in the Ford Fiesta tow bar kit.

Place the bolts and disk spring washers loosely to the centre part and crossbar -- also known as the cross tube -- using your hands and then tighten all of the bolts with a wrench.

Reattach the boot trim, heat shield, exhaust hanger, and spare wheel on your Fiesta.

Things You'll Need

  • Tow bar kit
  • Wrench
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Angelo Elia began writing in 2007. He has written for several websites, newspapers and magazines, including "Multicom Media" and "Vaughan Citizen." He holds an advanced diploma in print and broadcast journalism from Humber College.