explorer bangs into gear

i have a 95 explorer,when i start it and put it in drive sometimes it will not engage,acting like its in nuetral. other times it will go 10 or 20 feet and then ,what seems like its in
nuetral again. its not slipping,just seems like it comes out of gear. some times i do a break rev for a minute and it seems to help. when its in drive and wont engage and i rev it up it will then bang into gear.
also i have to add tranny fluid every week,and its not leaking anywhere
hope someone can help
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isn't this standard behavior for a factory new F(ound) O(n) R(oad) D(ead)?
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I would love to help son but this is CHEVY country. If you listen quietly you can hear a FORD rust.

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Actually:
On a quiet night, you can hear parts fall off of a Ford as they rust!
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The fluid is going through:
The vacuum line to the vacuum modulator, into the intake manifold, and getting burned by the engine. Providing that transmission has a modulator?
The slow and harsh engagement is due to: the clutches being worn, and the lift seals or the solid rubber piston being hardened. Then when you finally get enough fluid pressure and heat, it lifts enough to compress the clutches.
That makes for the bang on engagement. In essence, it's time for a transmission rebuild soon, It sounds like you have the E4OD transmission. They are a good unit, but some are problematic.
I hope this helps?
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