First, if it is the original transmission, my first thought is it could be a problem within the valve body. When you shift, there are plungers with o-rings that direct trans fluid so the vehicle shifts. Over time, they get hard and dry out. As a result, fluid bypasses them and it takes a long time to work or if you rev the engine, it builds more pressure.
My second thought is a weak front pump. Again, this will deal with fluid pressure and shifting.
I guess the first thing I should have asked is if the trans is full and the fluid is clean. However, I will assume you checked it.
Finally, when you shift directly to 1 or 2, does the trans work normal when you shift to drive?
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 AT 7:05 PM