Overheating the engine shouldn't effect the transmission. Overheating the transmission could.
A sensor could be the reason why a 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo fails to start. The crank position sensor is often the problem. You can try unplugging the sensor for several minutes and then plugging it back in to see if that fixes the problem.
Crank position sensor could be the problem. Worth looking into.
According to my mechanic, it has something to do with the cam shaft position sensor overheating.
you could have abad temp sensor
there could be many different factors in the problem could be that your cooling fan does not come on or your radiator is plugged or maybe your thermostat does not open or it could even be low on anti-freeze.
The engine could possibly seize.
could possibly be a overheating problem
You may need to replace the crankshaft position sensor. Not sure about the '94 but I have a 2000 that had this same problem. Replaced the sensor and the problem was solved.
A 1991 Honda Accord could be overheating if the radiator has a leak. There could also be a problem with the head gasket.
Check the sensor switch first.
The engine could be overheating and stalling, or it could be the drivetrain system. Whatever it is I would highly consider taking it to a trained automachanic.