Sounds like the harmonic balancer that connects to the crankshaft. Do you have the pulley? Is the pulley damaged? There is a keyway on the pulley. Is the keyway hurt or damaged? Is the key there? Is the bolt there yet?
You need to know if the pulley (harmonic balancer) is damaged. To tell if this is the part, look at the edges of the pulley and you should see small single notch and then a short distance away are three small notches. These are for timing.
The bolt is a metric thread and you need to know if the bolt is damaged or the threads are damaged. There should have been a big washer with the whole thing.
Getting it back on to stay on is the trick. If you are not that mechanically skilled I would have someone do it for me. The car should start and run without it. I wouldn't drive it very far but it should still start. Make sure the belts are out of the way. You will have to A/C, to power steering, or alternator to charge the battery. If you can't get it started you may have to push, pull, or tow the vehicle.
Monday, March 26th, 2007 AT 3:52 PM