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1990 2.3 stalls in drive or reverse but will happily idle in park

1990 2.3 litre is a engine with 8 sparkplugs to 4 cylinders the car will start fine no problems there but when i shift into drive or reverse the car will stall and quit completly (car is a automatic transmission) also when trying to shift to drive or reverse the push button on the shifter has to be forced powerfully before it releases park and goes to drive and then the car stalls. The problem seems to be limited to just the transmission but could be some kind of vaccum problem the check engine light also comes on but only when it is shifted before then there is no check engine light

any help would be greatly appreciated and thankyou in advance
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Your transmission is toasted, replace it.

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