Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > The "BS" Lounge

The "BS" Lounge Off topic posts & general stuff with no category! You talkin' to ME?!?!?!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-21-2021, 08:22 AM
26Troadster's Avatar
26Troadster 26Troadster is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,788
Default need to stop a truck from cranking

i know this is ot, but i need a little help. my father inlaw has dementia,
and snuck off in his truck yesterday.
drove about 40 miles to the airport thinking he is
still working and was looking for his workers.
he asked a officer where they were and he took my fil
into his care till family could get there.
i know i had a 88 jimmy s15 that if i disconnected
the water temp sender the truck would not start.
i hope it can be this easy on his. his truck is a
08 gmc 4 wd v8. anything easy to stop it from cranking?
thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-21-2021, 08:28 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 13,427
Default

Unplug the coil power wire.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-21-2021, 09:18 AM
26Troadster's Avatar
26Troadster 26Troadster is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,788
Default

it has the ls style motor, which i know nothing about. is there a single wire to power the coil packs?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2021, 10:44 AM
05snopro440's Avatar
05snopro440 05snopro440 is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Posts: 3,832
Default

In the fuse box under the hood, there is a relay for the starter. Just remove it. It should be labeled as STRTR. There's also a large fuse for the starter, #62. Remove that as well.

The road map for the under hood fuse box is on the bottom of the lid, the correct ones are easy to find.

There's a bunch you could remove alternatively. Fuel pump will prevent it from starting as well but won't prevent it from cranking.
__________________
My 455 Buick powered '46 GMC Build Thread

My '46 GMC on Photobucket
---------------------------------------------------------------
When you don't know what you're doing, it's best to do it quickly.

And when Iím gone, you can call me foolish but hopefully not boring. I will have lived.

The more I learn about women, the more I like my car.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2021, 12:15 PM
26Troadster's Avatar
26Troadster 26Troadster is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,788
Default

that may be the way i have to do it, i just don't want it to start. i'm too old school for my own good. i really hate to jack with his truck but i have no choice. thanks fellas.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2021, 01:22 PM
05snopro440's Avatar
05snopro440 05snopro440 is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Posts: 3,832
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 26Troadster View Post
that may be the way i have to do it, i just don't want it to start. i'm too old school for my own good. i really hate to jack with his truck but i have no choice. thanks fellas.
Why can't you just remove the battery and take away his truck keys?
__________________
My 455 Buick powered '46 GMC Build Thread

My '46 GMC on Photobucket
---------------------------------------------------------------
When you don't know what you're doing, it's best to do it quickly.

And when Iím gone, you can call me foolish but hopefully not boring. I will have lived.

The more I learn about women, the more I like my car.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-21-2021, 08:10 PM
kenny c kenny c is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Greenwich R.I.
Posts: 3,819
Default

26: I feel for you. My mom has Allzhiemers and when the time came for her to stop driving I disconnected the starter signal wire right at the starter. She would tell me she knew I "unfixed her car" and I had to fix it so she could go shopping before she starved to death.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-22-2021, 07:50 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 13,427
Default

We went through he same thing with my mother. She was very independent her whole life and didn't like being restricted at all.
I feel for ya.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-22-2021, 11:24 AM
Skip's Avatar
Skip Skip is online now
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,534
Default

Sorry this has to happen, 26.

Hopefully, when we get there, there will be someone with the good sense, and caring heart, to take away our dangerous toys. And not just for our sake.
__________________
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459
1928 Ford Tudor Build http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?p=538231#post538231
The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-23-2021, 12:24 PM
26Troadster's Avatar
26Troadster 26Troadster is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,788
Default

my mother in law took his keys and hid them. he went to looking for them and she told him he laid them down somewhere. needless to say it has been hell on the hill the last few days. he is the type that if that truck doesn't crank (start) he will call in for a repair. we have our hands full but we want him at home. thanks everybody, it's just another part of life but a part i don't like. everybody be well and have a good weekend.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.