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Recently replaced the transmission with one from a salvage yard. I have to rev the motor in nuetral before transmission will engage after I do that it works as it should, except when I come to a complete stop sometimes I have to return to nuetral and rev motor again but not always, also seems when the car has been driven awhile and warmed up that problem doesn't occur. Any ideas, I have a thirty day warranty on the transmission, but not looking forward to pulling it out again Ken

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