2005 Ford Escape PCM overheat UPDATE 2/17
My Escape has not had a single problem since September. Runs great every day and I love life again because I know I won't be stranded any time soon. I checked around a little more and found that the fuse block itself could be the culprit. If I still own it when it warms up some more, I'm considering running a small manually switched fan that will suck cabin air through the existing hole in the fire wall and will be concentrated on the bottom of the fuse block. Maybe even make some sort of cover from a plastic jug and blow AC to it. I'm not changing the fuse block, it's more than I want to get into, or pay for. I got the idea from the Escape hybrids that have the same sudden shut-down issue because the Electronics Cooling Pump fails. My electronics need to be cooled. Anyway, there it is, for what it's worth.