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97 firbird automatic not shifting properly when accelerating some

I own a 1997 Pontiac firebird (standar v6) automatic transmission; the vehicle has about 130,000 miles on her. Sometimes when I go to accelerate the transmission attempts to shift into gear several times. Usually the only way for me to get the car to stop trying is to momentarily let off the accerlerator and then try to accerlate agian, ussually the problem goes away. But I'm worried that the transmission is going bad. Any advise that can be offered would be great, thank you.

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