This is the throw out bearing for VW 02Q and 02M six speed manual transmissions.
It's an integrated design that serves the purpose of both the clutch slave and the
throw out bearing. Having difficulty shifting gears, your clutch pedal feeling loose
along with low fluid levels are all signs that this part is failing and needs to be replaced.
We recommend replacing this if you have your transmission out for any reason.
This OEM Part is made of metal, not plastic