Originally Posted by wrd1972
DO NOT USE HEAT TO REMOVE THE RETAINER RING OR THE BEARING.
Cut mostly through the retainer ring with a grinder and cold chisel it off. It will not pull off no matter what. Bearing splitter on the bearing will work fine.
I went through the same situation. The seal won't come off. I tried using a hydraulic air press at 25 tons It bended the owners equipment and on another shop a piece of metal support almost cut the guy's leg when it flew off the press. You have to cut it there is not other way. After that you can get the bearing and change whatever you want. Buy a new seal.