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My B6 manual transmission is making a weird huming sound

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Hello:
My B6 manual transmission is making a weird huming sound when driving if I press the clutch it goes away. I took the shift knob out and you can feel the sound in the shifter base.
Its not constant sometime it wont make noise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I could send a audio clip via whatsaap it won't upload to this page due to format
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello

this sounds like the clutch release bearing may be worn

to repair / replace it though, the transmisson will have to be removed

however I will say they can usually go for several thousand miles with the bearing rumbling like this

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

typically parts are less than $100 if you were to just replace the bearing and its about 6 hours labour

however most of the time people tend to opt to fit an entire clutch while the transmisson is off

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