well I thought i would start a new thread. this is just an update from a previous thread that I started. I went to the dealer today and purchased a stator assy. I am going to install it tommorrow when I get home from work. I was going to do it tonight, but I don't think a Harmonic balancer pouller will do the job properly. I will let you all know how it goes. I hope that this is what is wrong. cross your fingers. One more thing. I just wanted to say that all the help and suggestions that you have given me were and are greatly appreciated. thanks again guys.