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Placing the automatic transmission into drive or reverse a "clank" noise is present. Also, driving i hear whining noise. U-joints appear in good shape. Is replacing the differential gears, etc... difficult and could a novice fix it?

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This is not the differentials...and yes they are easy to do yourself. just because the u-joints look good...doesnt mean they are. the symptoms you are describing are textbook for a bad u-joint,though there is another possibilty,and that would be that the transmission mounts are bad.
Ford has issues with them on this year and model and has issued a technical service bulliten on it.
go ahead and replace the u-joints...they are cheap.and if thats not it...replace the trans. mounts...they are cheap too.

differentials go bad,but generally YEARS older than these are...and when they go bad..trust e...youll know right away.

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