Anyone else having problems with Timken ?
One or both wheel bearing hub assemblies on my 02 ranger 4x4 xlt extended cab 4.0 motor. So, at 105,000 miles I decided to replace both hub assemblies. Put one on yesterday and when I tried to plug in the speed sensor the coupling on the new hub was too big.
Back to Autozone. They wanted me to exchange for Duralast, which we found fit the coupling on the truck's wire harness. Told them no I wanted Timken. So I call Timken and they said the shopped the right part, that they were not accountable. Besides, the said, they have not dealt with Autozone for 3 years. Autozone said they'D order 2 couplings I could splice into the existing wire harness for $45 for the pair. I said no. Left there and went to another parts store. Same deal. They sell a cheaper brand that has the right coupling. They adviseD me to check out a local parts warehouse. Same deal. Yet another brand if hub with coupling that fit my truck. So, I call Timken again and explain to them that I found 3 other brands that have the right coupling. The guy hangs up on me. I call back. He tells me I have to deal with Autozone. I made the comment that it looked as though they were shipping hubs with the wrong coupling. He says I have to deal with Autozone. Back at Autozone the guy gets mad that I won't buy a Duralast, since it fit. I told him I wanted Timken.
So he ordered one new Timken and said he'D call me tomorrow and let me know if it was the right coupling.
I'm about to blow my top. Anyone have similar problems fitting Timken to 2002 ranger?