Recent Topics
Is it possible to repack belt pulley bearings?
by njohnson
03/29/17 01:55 PM
Manual/plug maintenance
by Duffyjr
03/29/17 01:44 PM
More GTDI problems..
by dblshock
03/29/17 01:38 PM
Any Physical Therapists or Orthopedic's on here?
by LoneRanger
03/29/17 01:21 PM
External filter service interval?
by buck91
03/29/17 01:20 PM
Synthetic Oil and Oil Filter Recommendations
by Scott2121
03/29/17 12:51 PM
Valvoline synpower vs synpower with maxlife tech
by JoelB
03/29/17 10:35 AM
New ignition switch = no beuno
by bigdom
03/29/17 10:24 AM
Ontario's Green Energy Boondoggle - Continued
by OVERKILL
03/29/17 09:48 AM
Rotella T6 5W30 Multi-vehicle
by stro_cruiser
03/29/17 08:56 AM
grease
by mjoekingz28
03/29/17 08:28 AM
Anderson Lowers For $35
by billt460
03/29/17 07:14 AM
0W-20 for 2014 Lexus ES350?
by BlackHawk1
03/29/17 05:39 AM
Brake Bleeders
by dlundblad
03/29/17 04:49 AM
2010 Dodge Ram 3500, Rotella T6 5W-40, 19500KM
by Farmer
03/29/17 04:07 AM
Who wants 3 gallons of Rotella T-4 10w-30 for $15?
by SirTanon
03/29/17 01:06 AM
Bad experience with WebDAV/DirectNet Drive
by Reddy45
03/29/17 12:41 AM
Extra desktop choice....
by daves87rs
03/28/17 11:04 PM
Can I run dex6 in my th400.
by joegreen
03/28/17 10:54 PM
synthetic power steering fluid, where and which?
by bmwjohn
03/28/17 10:53 PM
Newest Members
MariaKaras, AaronKang97, Gogone3, Rhino1829, CB22
61017 Registered Users
Who's Online
89 registered (2012AccentSE, 4WD, 2010Civic, 901Memphis, 9 invisible), 2412 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61017 Members
66 Forums
262983 Topics
4342118 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2750023 - 09/21/12 12:04 AM GHOST started my truck!
jsnyder49090 Offline


Registered: 05/31/12
Posts: 346
Loc: south haven mi
Its thurs around 1 am i have my truck parked close to the house i put it on craiglist a couple days ago.I am sitting here and i hear it start up and am like [censored].I grab a big head bashing flashlight throw on my shoes and am ready to kick some [censored] i go out there and the key isnt even on and the [censored] thing is running.95 Chevy K1500 never did anything like this never any starting issues????
_________________________
99 Regal LS
98 Regal GS L67
95 Chevy K1500
83 Buick LeSabre Limited
97 Regal GS L67
78 Granada 42,000 orig miles

Top
#2750031 - 09/21/12 12:21 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
MBS500 Offline


Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 665
Loc: Crestwood,KY
It doesn't want to be sold.
_________________________
13 Fiat 500Turbo:9k,M1 0w40/Mopar filter+Ceratec
06 BMW 550i:81k,Mag1 5w40/Champ filter+MoS2
06 Frontier:110k,Oil lefovers mix/P1

Top
#2750032 - 09/21/12 12:29 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: MBS500]
Cristobal Offline


Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 2381
Loc: Between PYB and Red Line
I have heard of this happening, and sometimes making the car catch fire. Check the electrical system.
_________________________
Surrounded by ferocious, snarling, & spoiled Poodles!





Top
#2750051 - 09/21/12 01:38 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
Digital2k2 Offline


Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 432
Loc: va
Stuff like that always makes me worry about keeping a vehicle in an attached garage. Sometimes instead of starting, something in the electrical system, like the cruise control, catches them on fire.

Top
#2750052 - 09/21/12 01:40 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: Digital2k2]
DemoFly Offline


Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 944
Loc: Bremerton, WA
Originally Posted By: Digital2k2
Stuff like that always makes me worry about keeping a vehicle in an attached garage. Sometimes instead of starting, something in the electrical system, like the cruise control, catches them on fire.

Welp, thanks for ruining the luxury that is my garage.
_________________________
Pushrods, please.

Top
#2750056 - 09/21/12 02:46 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: DemoFly]
SuperDave456 Offline


Registered: 10/29/08
Posts: 2459
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I've had a friend that has had 2 separate cars burn themselves to the ground. Both times they were parked on the curb with nothing nearby. Unfortunately car manufacturers are not all the forthcoming on recalls all the time.

I've also seen houses burn to the ground while the family is out of town due to a car catching fire in the middle of their vacation (They left on Monday. Then on Thursday their house burns down.)
The house and about 100% of both floors were a total write off. I doubt anything was salvageable.
It really was impressive, thinking about it if you wanted to burn a house down you would do it from the middle as to take out the most supports and attic space. Most garages are pretty close to center line of a house and take up a significant amount of cubic feet.

By the time someone sees smoke the house is already gutted.

Car fires are incredibly hot and violent.
Be careful with your truck. Even parked in front of your house it can melt the windows of your house and make nearby plants burst into flames if it is parked close.

Top
#2750077 - 09/21/12 05:23 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
Barkleymut Offline


Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 2670
Loc: Richmond, VA
Thats crazy!

Just one more reason to drive a manual transmission.
_________________________
09 Vue(95K) 2.4 4spd AT -PU 5w30 / 09 Flex(52K)3.5L PU / Moms car 04 Pilot(105K) 5w20 PP + Puro

Top
#2750090 - 09/21/12 05:54 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
VicVinegar Offline


Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Northern Virginia
I guess there is an advantage to my detached garage. I suppose if you were very paranoid, you could just disconnect the battery if you go away on a trip.

Top
#2750098 - 09/21/12 06:00 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3919
Loc: Massachusetts
The return of Christine.

...or Maximum Overdrive.
_________________________
2016 KIA Optima SXL 2.0L Turbo/2012 F150 Ex-cab 5.0L
1992 YJ "The Heep"/2004 Malibu Maxx LT
1975 Ford Bronco/1959 Willys CJ5/20XX Custom rock crawler

Top
#2750121 - 09/21/12 06:30 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: Barkleymut]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30512
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: Barkleymut
Thats crazy!

Just one more reason to drive a manual transmission.


So it can lurch away in gear? laugh

It's most likely something in the ignition switch as you need both ghost coil power and something to trigger the starter. And these switches do get sloppy.

Hopefully a chipped key would keep this from happening in something newer.

Top
#2750146 - 09/21/12 07:04 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 3314
Loc: Southeast Texas
Originally Posted By: jsnyder49090
and the key isnt even on and the [censored] thing is running.


Key wasn't on? But did you leave the key in it?

Top
#2750249 - 09/21/12 08:41 AM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: jsnyder49090]
hsd Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Posts: 249
Loc: NE
If it has a remote start, I would suspect that system. Otherwise most likely an electrical issue with ignition switch being at the top of the suspect list.

Top
#2750700 - 09/21/12 04:17 PM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: hsd]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
Originally Posted By: hsd
If it has a remote start, I would suspect that system. Otherwise most likely an electrical issue with ignition switch being at the top of the suspect list.


My thoughts ^^.

This is beyond extremely rare, though.

Top
#2750820 - 09/21/12 06:26 PM Re: GHOST started my truck! [Re: mechtech2]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 8989
Loc: Central Washington
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Originally Posted By: hsd
If it has a remote start, I would suspect that system. Otherwise most likely an electrical issue with ignition switch being at the top of the suspect list.


My thoughts ^^.

This is beyond extremely rare, though.

Yeah, I agree. If it does not have remote start, then ignition switch would be my guess as well. When it was running was the starter dragging?
_________________________
-Colton
2002 Ford Crown Vic PI, 198k "Highwayman"
Ex-Kootenai County, ID Unit #42
Maxlife 5W20
Lubegard Bio/Tech oil treatment
Ultra XG2

Top