Hoping someone might have a suggestion or advice on an issue my fiancee came across today with her 2003 VW Passat.
She backed out of the driveway onto the street, put her car into drive and the engine would rev but her wheels wouldn’t move. It’s as if her car was in neutral - there is no power/ motion transference to her wheels. We pushed it back into the drive way and she borrowed my car for the day.
I’m wondering if there is a transmission issue since her engine revs like normal. I did notice a large tear on one of the tubes attached to her engine block. Could this contribute to the power loss at the wheels at all? Not sure if its connected to the transmission or not. I’m including a picture below:
EDIT: There are no service codes or warning lights that come on when I start the car
Tube connected to engine with tear