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I have a 2001 Chrysler Voyager with a 3.3 in it. I am have a ton of issues and it is expensive here. I would like to buy the parts stateside and am tired of throwing money at it. Here, the mechanics overall are not too good. They suggest and never fix.

Here are my issues:

1. Suspension. I have replaced struts, stabilizer bars, tie rods... still a clanging sound over every speed bump/bumpy road.

2. Every once and a while, the car kinds stalls and sputters, usual after start up and take off or after easing over a speed bump, which are many. I run the best gas they have here, have new plugs and new plug wires... still issues. Could it be a sensor or something?

3. Power steering. There is a click felt betweent the 11 - 1o' clock position in the steering wheel. Sometimes, I randomly lose my power steering.

4. Timing chain. I don't know what all this affects, but the mechanic says it needs replaced. You can hear a constant clicking behind passenger side tire and he says it is the timing chain. Should I order a whole 'kit'?

Man guys, I could REALLY use some solid advice here.

Thanks.
 

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noise in the steering might be a clockspring.
ever had a hard knock onto the front suspension where it connects to the frame?
timing chain behind the passenger tire doesn't sound right.
 

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Since you randomly loose power steering, I'd look at the power steering pump, which is behind the passenger wheel, where the clicking is. I wouldn't think the timing chain would be an issue unless you have a ton of miles on it.

Have you replaced the stabilizer bar bushings and the linkage? Bad bushings sound kind of like someone hitting the floor with a 2X4.
 

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Geez.... you need to change to other mechanic!! At home, my parents own the same 2001 Voyager in MX, since 2000. no problems at all. We have a good mechanic as well :)
 

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I can tell you that power ssteering pumps on that model are a problem. They're sourced from Toyoda, a major supplier for Toyota. A grinding, growling noise at idle is common and seems to be unfixable. I've replaced the pump, pulley and pressure line on mine to no effect whatsoever.
 

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FROM México. You have to get ahold of Chevron Techron to cure the driveability problem. Costco, Auto Zone wherever.

Sway bar bushings caused my front end noise. That and bad struts and strut bases.

If your timing belt makes noise it is shot
So forget the tick-tick till last. The Techron trick is not understood by many people with V6 MoPars in México.
 
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