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Q: Is my axle damaged?

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My car was acclerating fine but my car wouldnt really move. Everything was showing ok. My temp, oil, no check engine or oil lights on, no battery issue. I took the car out of drive and put it in park. Took it out of park and into reverse and it moved fine. Put it back in drive and it drove normal again. Thought maybe it had to do with my suspension. It was making some cracking noises when I turned.

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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