cars temp control stays on cold when u get back in control goes to hot car quits on 2004 Ford Freestar

car temp gage stays at cold no fluctuation at all then suddenly shoots to hot, car quits. preventive measure I think. have replaced temp sensor, water pump, thermostat, pressure tested radiator, used temp sensor on water hose. car is not overheating. something telling computer to shut it down. temp gage? getting frustrated maybe computer replace? 272.00 for that part. any help please

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