OK I've been reseaching this problem for a while now and have the same problem. I also bought an ALL DATA subscription. Look I think it boils down to this. Dodge has a poor design flaw as to where they put the PCM! At least on my van. RIGHT OVER THE ENGINE! Sure the fan from the radiator is going to blow on it, but lets pretent like that is going to cool it in the summer, especially when you turn on the air conditioner and add more heat from the condinser. I'd be willing to bet that most of the people on here with the same problem have their engines die when they turn on their air conditioners, and when it is hot outside. And it probably doesn't die as long as they are flying down the highway. (Hence more cool air) Here is what I did after spending money on a water temp sensor and Crank sensor and the ALL DATA thing. I ran the engine with the air conditioner on. And as usual in South Texas at 102 deg. It shut down. Got the no bus code on the odomiter, the instument cluster shutdown thingy and all. Well, then I took a water stream and cooled the PCM (computer off) Bingo! The thing started right up and ran fine. The morrow of the story is this. Do you think your home computer could run O.K. At 295 deg? Well neither can your van or truck. It's summer, and the dummies at Dodge put the PCM in the worst place! It is begging for cool air. Here is my fix. A 12 volt squirl cage fan on a relay in front of the grill, with a 2 1/2" hose running to a shroud covering the computer. Oh sure I could spend the money on a rebuilt computer that might take the heat, or I might get your old computer that they cleaned up and spray painted and sold me as a rebuilt, and now your problem is mine. That is exactly what the previous owner of this van did. It cost him 800.00 at the dealer for a rebuilt PCM! Does the same thing.
What do you think.
Saturday, July 4th, 2009 AT 4:23 PM