Minivan overheats then won't start

Car starts, overheats and once shut off did not start again. Bought new bat. and same thing all over again. Did notice a hot plastic/electrical smell evening before issue began

You need to determine why it is overheating. Low coolant is the first place to look.

Coolant is fine, 1st thing I checked.

Electrical smell. Need mechanic check electrical wiring. Fix same.

Just got word from the dealership, water in the PCM causing the issue. We bought used so no warranty so asked how much to fix. They said nothing, this part is covered 8 years or 80,000 miles and we are under both! Glad to have some good news!