My 2000 Durango did the same thing to me. I would loose all power and the odometer would read "No Bus." Then it wouldn't start for a short while. I replaced the crank shaft sensor, but it didn't fix the problem. I did notice that it didn't do it during the winter when it was cold outside, and started doing it more during the Spring and Summer. The computer was overheating. I replaced the computer and that fixed the problem. The dealership wanted just under $600 for the rebuilt computer, plus $85 to install it. I got mine from Autozone for around $276 with a $65 core fee that I got back when I returned the old computer. I replaced it myself, and it took me about 3 minutes to do so, and I am NOT a mechanic. Make sure you disconnect your battery first. Do you know where the computer is located? If not, e-mail me and I'll tell you. (DanielDriggs@aol. Com)
If you can't afford the AutoZone price right now there is a temp fix. I would buy a bag of ice from a gas station, open it and pour some out around the computer, about half. Seal the bag back up and push it down around the computer so your hood can close. This kept the computer cool, and worked very well before I replaced the computer. It was a great cheap, but temp fix. The computer is what did it in the end.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 6:05 PM