Re: 164 Workshop Manuals
It is some time since I did this. The transmission had to come out because I was replacing the gearbox input shaft bearing.You may well be able to get enough clearance to replace the clutch without removing the suspension. However, that is not a big deal. The suspension leg is not dismantled but taken out as a piece complete with the hub.
The gearbox has to be rotated slightly for the diff. casing to clear the sub-frame when siding the box to the side. The engine has to be supported from above. From memory the other parts removed were the drive shafts, starter, rear exhaust manifold,ABS valve block, gearbox connections ie clutch slave, selector rod mounting,speedo etc.