Hello All - Here is what I'm currently dealing with for a friend: Unfortunately, the outer wheel bearing's inner race and rollers are fused to the spindle. I beat on it with a 2lb hammer for a while but it didn't budge. I'm open to any tips or suggestions that anyone may have on how to deal with this one. I have a MAPP torch and will borrow a hub puller/press from the local FLAPS, but if that doesn't cut it I don't know what more I can do. One thought is to remove the bearing carrier/upright and take it somewhere with a shop press. I don't have any experience with MB, so can I remove the upper and lower ball joints without having to mess with compressing the spring? It looks like I can, but don't want to catch a spring in the chest if I'm wrong. It's a MY 2000 convertible, if that makes any difference. It's not 4 Matic, so this set up is very similar to what a early 80s rear wheel drive GM product would have. Thanks.