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My negative battery cable came loose on my 96 nissan sentra and i am not sure were to hook it up to

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I'm not sure exactly what you mean by where to hook it up?

you have to hook it up, where it came loose from , which is your negative side of battery
the other side goes to engine block
if you look at engine block there is a round spot where it used to be ,cleaner than rest of it,the bolt must have came loose

some models have longer cable(if that is your case)

then in the middle of cable there is another bolt that hold it to some part of the car,( like a hold down) it is not actually connected to to inside the cable

,it just there to hold down to long length of cable so it won't get loose and touch some moving part ( like fan alternator, ETC)

if the car still run just use zip tie, for now till you have time to find the exact location

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Is there not a red lead going to one side of your battery. That should be the positive. Or look for the one going to your starter. That should be the positive.

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CAUTION Fuel injection systems remain under pressure after the engine has been turned OFF. Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Also observe all safety practices outlined earlier in the Fuel System Safety Precautions. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.
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Fig. 5: Exploded view of the fuel tank components-1988-90 4WD Sentra

Fig. 6: Exploded view of the fuel tank components-1991-94 Sentra/NX Coupe

Fig. 7: Exploded view of the fuel tank components-1995-96 Sentra

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