I have decided to take your advice. The car is now at a local
transmission place for diagnosis. Should know by this evening.
My cause for concern is because of my old 87 dodge caravan. The
transmission was "rebuilt" at a cost of $1200 only to find out that
the repair place did NOT reconnect the lock up connector. Once i
found that, a number of months later, I had the same chatter as I did
before the repairs. I was suckered into a $1200 loss there. Only to
have the trans begin to leak, the dealer replaced it with a new one
for $1400. Couple thousand miles later the engine went so I junked
the van. The van had about 109k miles on it.
The tracer has about 60k miles on it. Have replaced the heater core.
That was a time sink ( about 3 months) at an hour or so a week. The
rear springs have broken, both sides. Strange things have gone bad.
Don't believe I like Ford stuff. Oh, the timing belt broke when my
daughter was on her way back to college. She was stuck on an
interstate for a number of hours.