Originally Posted by tulsacarman
Man!! I have to admit I thought of that method but didn't have the guts to do it. Congrats.
I'd just do it all if I had it open unless you don't mind going through another tear down in the future should the need arise. It's not really that bad, especially when you've done it before.
I admit I was a little apprehensive about it, but hey, it worked
However, I ultimately decided to button the whole thing up and left it with the "check Engine" light lit up. I was tired of fooling with it and needed to clean up my mess.
I took your advice though, about using Loctite on the crank pully bolt. I also took the two little bolts off the inspection/access cover to expose the flywheel. I wedged a thick screwdriver against the flywheel mounting plate and the side of the oil pan. If you look you'll see what I mean. This allowed me to get the damper pully as tight as I physically could.
I drove my van back to Autozone to return the CPS. I had them recheck the fault code again just so I didn't miss anything. They came up with the same resolution for P0320. However, I found out that they have another store fairly close that had the IFS (Ingnition Fault Sensor) for $144. I alsmost didn't get it because at $144, I need to be sure that's the problem. I had half a mind to take the van to the "stealership" and have them run their diags on it. But at the end of the day, I'd probably be buying a a IFS anyway.
Well, guess what, that fixed it
. When I got home I cleared the codes, replaced the IFS, and made my wife VERY happy
the CPS goes bad, I will have a much better idea of how to resolve it. AND I'll be able to finish in time for dinner
Thanks again for your help.