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Reverse Gear Acting Up

When I shift into reverse on the first start of the day, it shudders for 2 seconds then goes into gear. Is my tranny about to die? It only has 40,000 miles and is a 2004.
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Automatic/Manual?
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5 speed automatic, first for that year I think.
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Bump. Same problem, but mine does it after a long trip on highway.
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Same problem here, but with the A4LD. More than likely due to me not having gotten around to flushing out the old fluid and replacing the filter.
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Has the fluid ever been changed? If not, I would try that before anything else.

If the fluid has been flushed, was it with Mercon V? The fluid must be Mercon V or something that meets that spec.

I have heard of these transmissions sometimes having slow reverse engagement...I think a valve body rebuild is required to fix it.
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A flush will probably fix it. If that doesn't work, will this kill the tranny?
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It's hard to say if ignoring the shudder will do damage to the transmission. Personally, I would try to get it fixed. If it is the valve body (it may not be), remanufactured ones are a little over $100.
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