Recently got a 2000 Metro and decided to check the front brakes. Problem is that the wheels won't come off the hubs. The center hole in the wheel is a close fit to the hub, and there is enough rust that I can't get either front wheel loose. Among the things I have tried: *tapping around the center of the wheel *lots of penetrating oil in the affected area (this was done first, of course) *prying between the wheel and the brake disc *pounding on both the inside and outside of the tire and rim *driving a short distance with the lug nuts slightly loosened None of these have had any noticable effect. Any suggestions? I am hesitant to use heat (torch) because I don't want to damage the front wheel bearings--is it possible to heat enough to break the rust loose without damage to the bearings? Thanks for any help!!