Q: Car is making a metal scraping sound - 2001 Saturn L200

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The car started to make a metal scrapping sound out of the blue. It is quite loud. And it is only when I am in drive. If in reverse or braking it does not make the sound. If I pull over and turn off the car. Then turn it back on. It sometimes stops making the sound. What is causing this?

My car has 175000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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