I'm changing out my pos and neg cables.

The neg has one ground wire with two eyelets where the bolts go through, one is hooked to the frame but the other I don't know where it goes, can someone help me with this?

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The ground wire will usually run from the battery to the chassis and then onto the engine.

Some vehicles will do this with one single length - which is what yours sounds like and others will have separate ones. So, the engine / gearbox may have a strap at the end of the gearbox across the gearbox rubber mount because it is shorter and cheaper..

A picture would help but this is the most common system. to provide the necessary grounding - starter motors take a lot of current.

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