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Flat copper ground wire under the vehicle (passenger back door location) has broken off at one end. The end that is attached is on the truck frame. Where does the other end go? The wire is only about 18 inches long.

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    I'll do t hat again, as I didn't notice any likely points at first. Having asked the local Dodge dealer it is a ground wire for the exhaust system as the entire system is suspended by rubber hangers. Must be a bolt or screw on the exhaust somewhere.........Thank you!



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Run out the length and you will most likely see a sheet metal screw with an eyelet still attatched most likely to the body. Crimp anither eyelet on it and screw it back down. It "should" be still visible where it went.

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