Thats why I damn near had a come apart, because I knew that it didn't need the pilot, my friend decited he would work on my car while I was at work. The pilot has been removed along with the tranny, and no rotation at all, ((crank pushed in somehow from crushing things together etc)) is the thought path that I have been on, working on pulling the motor, but wanted to see if it was even neccesary, but looks like it's going to need to be pulled anyway.
((Are we certain nothing is bound up on the drive belt from the engine hanging a bit without the transmission etc?))
Belt has been removed as well as the a/c compressor and alt. And still no go from the crank bolt.
Hi.... it looks like my last post may not have gone through, let me repost.... I apologize for the issues today.::Unfortunately I don't really see anything else we could really have, as unusual as that situation would be.... you would think the pilot bearing would be the weaker of the two entities when you are talking about a part failing from crushing stuff together.Is the flywheel removed from the crank shaft now? I'm not sure what could have happened there, but I' having a hard time picturing internal engine damage from this alone.... this isn't the first instance of a pilot bearing getting installed by accident. ::
Additionally, can you budge the engine anti-clockwise at all (if you can don't go far, just to check and see if there is any movement that way)?
Thank you for your help! Everything that you mentioned I had been leaning toward. But i just wanted to get a pro's opinion on this situation. Well the good news is all i have left to do is disconect the fuel line, hook up a picker and disconect one motor mount and the damn thing is coming out for inspection, Well at least instead of 10 different things running through my head of what it could be, now theres 1,,fried rod bearing(s), Thankyou again, I hope if i have problems in the future you can help me,