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1999 Lincoln Navigator with a rebuilt transmission with about 120,000 miles is slow to shift from 1st to 2nd gear. Under normal acceleration if won't shift until about 3000 rpm. If I accelerate more slowly it will shift at less than 200 rpm. I also think I notice a slight whine that I don't recall hearing in the past.

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3000 rpm's isnt horrible since your torque converter doesn't engage until 1100 rpm's or so. A possible adjustment might help your shifting problem. so you might want to visit your mechanic
a rebuilt trans is never going to be like new. it's going to be different since some parts are used parts with 120K. this is if you mean the vehicle has 120k on it, not the rebuilt trans. If the rebuilt trans has 120k on it, the story has just changed and its not a nice ending.

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SOURCE: 1997 Suburban 4x4 5.7L Transmission whines until it shifts

You rear planetary set is worn from a restricted cooler.

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