2000 E430 4Matic
Photos show ball joint, drive axle and front bearing replacement.A press is required for removal and installation of bearings. Be sure to remove the 17mm nut past the locking crimps before separating top ball joint from bearing housing arm. A 5mm hex key is useful when removing lower ball joint. The bearing housing interior was polished with a brass wire wheel. The snap ring groove was also cleaned with wire wheel. Anti-sieze compound was used on hub protusion where rotor rests. Metric sockets and wrenches up to 27mm were used. A 5mm hex key, T40, T45 Torx were used in addition to a pair of large snap ring pliers.