Well I got my car back on Thursday after work. I wanted to drive it a bit before posting anything so here is my 48 hour report... First off, I read over the paperwork that I got when I picked up my keys. I will note that I had a "catastrophic failure" of my transaxle. Metal chunks were found in the fluid that was initially drained. A complete new gearbox and 3 quarts of fluid were all that was changed on my car. After a few trips around town, I can say that the whining sound is now gone. Sadly, I still feel like I hear something, but it might just be the normal 'tractor tranny' noises that most of my Fords have had (with no issues) and I'm being paranoid. I'm betting this is the case. I just want to figure out if there's a problem before I need to take a road trip again, which is the 2nd weekend in August. I will update this thread if anything changes for the worse. As of now, I just need to regain my confidence in the car. Just a new thing for me seeing as how new the car is and the fact that I hadn't modded it. I've broken plenty of things with mods, but never just leaving it alone - haha.