Q: Car dies when shifting to drive.

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Car dies when you shift to drive. No issues with Idling, and you are able to shift to reverse, neutral, and low and high with no problems. As soon as you shift to Drive there is a loud clank from the engine and it dies immediately. I am leaning towards a transmission issue, but need some professional advice.

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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