Well, I dug down deep and proceeded to replace the crank position sensor with out the specials tools required. In place of the fly wheel tool needed to keep the crank from turning as you attempt to loosen the harmonic balancer retaining bolt, I used the edge of a pry bar and engaged a tooth on the fly wheel so that the tool was against the body on the trans. A helper is needed unless you did what I did and wedged the tool against the floor with a door stop. Worked like a charm. As for the "special" tool need to located the sensor (Per the repair guide- Position the sensor, with the pedestal attached, on crankshaft sensor installation tool J 37089 or equivalent), instead I used a feeler guage and using a very convenient lip on the block as a reference point gapped the new sensor within .001" of the original, which worked quite well. So far 4 days and many miles, driving the car harder than normal, it is running fantastic. Even took the opportunity to top up the freon.
Want to thank everyone for their input.....Gonna take the car for a ride now...well, after work.