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During initial startup, the transmission will not engage unless there is mass throttle given. Then it catches gear and shifts fine from there out until parked for awhile again? Have rebuilt the tranny once, due to this issue. New clutches, new torque converter, new seals and all. Less then 20 miles on the tranny and the same reoccuring issue. Have to put in gear, rev to like 2500-3000 rpm then it catches gear and is fine there forward while driving. I even parked it for 15 min while I ran in the store came out, started it, and it shifted fine. After cool down, have to rev it again to get it to catch? Any ideas?

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Take it back to the repair shop that did the work and have them fix it. If that was to fix the issue they are liable to fix it.

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