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Where is the main ground wire for '98 ford windstar? the one that is supposed to be to the frame somewhere

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The negative side of the battery is the grounded side for your vehicle and this is normally attached to the engine block to provide the lowest resistance path for the starter which is the heaviest current hog in any vehicle. The chassis is attached to the engine block (sometimes the transmission housing) via a heavy, sometimes braided cable which is probably concealed in insulation but will be also fairly heavy gauge. Examining the engine block should locate the chassis-block cable without too much difficulty.

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