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Car slipped out of DRIVE position only revving the RPM's.

I was slowing down to a red light off the highway, came to a stop. i started to go upon the green light and it went out of gear. still in drive. 5 seconds later it went back in. happened 20 seconds later turning the corner. I made it home. tried to move it around the neighbourhood 45 mins later and it worked fine. any ideas? transmission?

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