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After oil change car stopped driving

Husband changed oil last night in our 2005 audi A4 this morning we drove out of our driveway and it seemed that the engine was working extra hard- he pressed the gas pedal down and it wouldnt go faster finally the car refused to go at all, but the engine still ran- he put it in drive and wouldnt go. how bad is it?

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Is this the first time your husband has changed the oil on your car?  Wild guess here, but could he have inadvertantly drained the transmission fluid instead?  Believe it or not, it does happen.  Check the engine oil via the dipstick and see if there is way too much oil in there.  Then locate the transmission dipstick and see if there is any in there.  If not, you'll need to get some transmission fluid (very different from motor oil) and refill the transmission and then drain the engine oil and refill with fresh oil.  For the record, engine oil problems shouldn't affect the transmission.  If there is not enough oil, engine oil lights will come on and if run too long, the engine could sieze up (very bad). 

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Make sure all vacuum lines are not off and make sure all plugs to the injecters are plugged in and also make sure the plug off the transmission is still plugged in

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