Q: Q: Transmission not shifting

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I have a 1987 Chevrolet pickup that moves freely in reverse but not in drive. It feels like it wants to go forward the higher I rev it but it's almost like the brakes are preventing it, although I know that isn't the case. What are some issues I should check for? Thank you

My car has 79327 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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