I consulted the local dealership shop experts and found the W124 and W201 assemblies are the same. I have a W124 CD, and after a few hours of searching I found a chapter for removing the half-shaft at the wheel hub and another chapter for removing the half-shaft at the differential. The tools needed are a 30mm, 12 point socket and either an M10 or M12 twelve point socket driver (like an Allen wrench for hex head sockets, but for an M10 or M12 twelve point socket head cap screw). I found the 30mm, 12 point socket at Sears, and bought it. Sears did not have the 12 point M10 or M12 drivers.
I have looking on-line for these tools and have not been able to find a source. Anyone know of a good source for these kinds of tools? I need to have the tools in-hand by this weekend as my son and I will be attempting the repair then. Any sources will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)