Passat 1.9 vibration when disengaging clutch


New member
Feb 8, 2021
Passat B6 1.9TDI 06
I have a B6 Passat which has been making a rubbing/vibration noise when disengaging the clutch. You can hear the noise slow down and disappear as the engine speed falls and the clutch releases.

It only seems to happen when there's some load still on the clutch, if changing gear super smoothly and coming off the throttle long before, it almost disappears. You can hear it inside the car but it's more noticeable with the windows down.

I've just had the entire clutch/DMF assembly replaced as well as 2/3 of the motor mounts which were both shot. I'm fairly sure the release bearing has been done with the clutch kit. Each job has made things better but the clutch pedal still vibrates and the car shudders slightly when moving off, along with this vibration and noise.

Any ideas?


Jun 15, 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1.6TD 51kw Passat b2 '87; Touran 2.0 TDI PD 125kw '07
Could be the dmf. Does it bang when turning the car off. If so that's probably it. I had a vibration when taking off only, and sometime later started shaking very bad at 1200 to 1600 rpm in gear out of gear, when stopped when moving, also when engine off and moving, it was the pressure plate.