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If I stop the car at a red light and keep it in drive for more than 10 seconds, the first gear slips when the light turns green and I accelerate.
If I stop the car and I put in neutral while waiting and then shift back to drive when the light turns green it takes off just fine like there is nothing wrong.

Does my transmission need to be rebuilt to fix this problem?
Am I damaging the car by driving it and shifting frequently between neutral and drive?

Any info on ether one of these questions is greatly appreciated.
 

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The transmission might need rebuilding.

I would try an not drive it if it's possible. If the clutches or bands are slipping, it can cause them to burn up or wear out prematurely.

I'd check to see if your fluid level is good first. If it is, then I'd find some place to get it diagnosed.
 
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