Q: Ticking noise during quick acceleration

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My vehicle has gone around 100,000 miles. It has an automatic transmission. The problem happens usually at lower speed around 35 mph while I apply the gas pedal quickly. Then the ticking sound would be noticeable and I'd be able to feel it in the gas pedal as well. It happens during quick acceleration but I'm not pressing the pedal to the floor, but apply it normally. But I press it quickly on and off and there is the loud ticking noise. Could this be just the sound of automatic shifting or an issue with the transmission? I checked the tranny fluid and it is not black or has a burnt smell, but it is dark though. What do you think the problem is? I appreciate your advice.

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