Neon Transmission question

1998 Neon 51,0000 miles When i start the car COLD in the morning & put the tranny in REVERSE the engine just races & then i get a BIG BUMP & the car then goes into reverse.
When the car is warmed up,it goes into reverse normally no hesitation or bump.
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    1. Is the trans fluid level correct?     2. Has the trans fluid and filter ever been changed?
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Fluid was 1/2 quart low. Fluid was never changed.
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desgnr wrote:

Sounds like bad fluid and filter. Have it completely flushed as well as drop the pan and change the filter. Use ATF+4 Mopar synthetic fluid.
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    Amen.
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