Q: Clunking noise on left front and limping motion when accelerate

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We stopped at stop sigh and as soon as we excelled the left front started to make a clunk ckunk noise and was like a limping motion on same side as we went though the intersection and all the way into a lot. Could this be the transmission or what ? I thought if it was the transmission it would be both sides and I would have trouble with it shifting gears.

My car has 201000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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