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Why when you are at a complete stop in a 96 dodge avenger and you press the gas to accelerate it only revs for a few seconds without the car moving before the car kicks back into gear?

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12/02/2006

sounds like your torque converter is going out. If you need to build up revs to get the torque converter to pump enough fluid to pressurize the gears, your converter may be going out. Once you gets enough pressure, that is when you get the "kick" in gears.