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If My '77 W-200 318-727 has stood for a couple of day's and I start it and engage "D" it mostly takes a couple of seconds before it starts to move, what could that be? engine is running fine, enough oil in tranny.
 

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area51 said:
Hello,
If My '77 W-200 318-727 has stood for a couple of day's and I start it and engage "D" it mostly takes a couple of seconds before it starts to move, what could that be? engine is running fine, enough oil in tranny.
This is very common with an aging transmission/torque converter. The hydraulic fluid leaks back and takes a few seconds to build up pressure. It is harmless. The fluid will not circulate in "P"ark, so typically it is recommended to start the engine in "N"eutral because fluid will circulate in that gear.
 

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Ditto.  My Dakota is the same way.  I start it and then shift to neutral for about 10 or 15 seconds and it's ready to go.
 
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