i do have spanner wrench. are you saying the wrench will also remove the steel collar?
i've already removed mounting stem and the tub bearing seal and inner tub. I'm looking at the bare tranny shaft. there is a steel collar that the tub seal and inner tub slide onto. i can't get the steel collar off.
outer tub is removed. i'm looking at the spin bearing. yes, replacing mounting stem assembly and tube bearing assembly.
i've never used a torch, and have no water pump pliers. do have a pipe wrench.
if i buy a torch, how do i know when the bearing is ready to come off? also, when trying to turn bearing with pipe wrench i turned the whole transmission housing a little. will this damage anything? thanks bryan.