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Shifting Hard

I have a 1999 VW Jetta VR6 that has been shifting hard from park or reverse into drive. Any ideas on what could cause this? If I wait a second it usually goes into gear smoother but not if I shift it into gear the try to drive.
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Of course start with the fluid level,
if that checks out, look at the quality of the fluid. Nice color and still see through?

if both check out, then it sounds like you have a solenoid or torque converter issue. it will fail on you, but that could be anywhere from tomorrow to 5 years (probably not that long). How's it shift between gears once it's in drive?
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