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Crankshaft Pulley replacement help needed

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2zz-ge engine, 2001 body.

I'm going to keep this short and save you all some second hand frustration. I picked up my car this weekend after 4 months of being repaired. New alternator, tensioner belt, PCV bleeder and some solenoid for VVTLI. After driving it for 1, one, hour at speeds between 55 to 75, I heard a loud clunk, looked in my rear view mirror to see if I ran over anything, and see the crankshaft pulley sailing away at ample speed. Took the next exit, looked at the engine, and yep its gone. Somehow the belt was intact too...Got a tow, and now car is at a friend's house.

My questions are:

1. Will this do any permanent damage to the engine?
2. Can I just get a new pulley and put it on there, route the belt and be fine?
3. Is there any way that I can see if the timing is incorrect without dropping the engine and removing the timing chain cover and looking at the teeth? Maybe through the OBD port?

I know a pulley tool can be rented from amazon and have all the manuals...just debating on calling an import/enthusiast shop in town and see what they charge because I live 40 minutes from where the car is located so I can't take other photos.

Open to suggestions/advice and thank you.

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My opinion it is critical to know what happened to the Woodruff key. Potentially it could drop into the oil pan Which would not really be an issue. If on the other hand it is laying around with something that can get caught in the timing chain it would be very bad. Ask Frank mentioned your camshaft timing will not change. You will need the pulley, Bolt, key and seal at the minimum. Good luck
It will be a nice sign if the idiot oil light never came on. Still checking oil level is a very good idea.
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