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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

I wouldn't touch the odometer. The rule I always subscribe to is that the odometer measures how far the chassis has rolled. Otherwise a person could go mad trying to figure out which repairs/...
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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

I've never replaced an odometer when replacing an engine. What I will do, however, is make a note in the cars documentation that the engine was replaced at xxx,000 miles with a new/refurbished engine ...
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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

You're probably better off not replacing the odometer. You will need to keep accurate track of how far the car has been driven in total, so if you were to later sell your car without disclosing that ...
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Incorrect Odometer due to New Instrument Cluster - MOT Impact

No issue really. You have a bill from the garage that would show the original odo reading and obviously state the new one was fitted. So the service history shows the cumulative mileage. Never been a ...
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How do people change the odometer reading?

But how does the new odometer technology work? Not sure what you're asking. Basically, you drive ... the vehicle recognizes how far you've driven ... it records the ticks and translates it to mileage ...
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Where is the odometer in this car?

The odometer on that car is mechanical, and is in the center of the speedometer. In this image, it reads 1.4 miles.
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How can I tell the approximate real milage of this vehicle?

Its almost Impossible to determine the mileage of a pre digital era vehicle. There is No way you can ascertain that the odo has not been tampered with, for instance the local mechanics in our suburbs ...
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After odometer/mileage correction, which module data gets changed - engine or instrument cluster?

Millage correction is possible on ALL vehicles and it does have its legal uses. Peugeot/Citroen suffer from a bug where the BSI gets corrupt and the millage changes to a random value, Landrover 2005/...
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Incorrect Odometer due to New Instrument Cluster - MOT Impact

In the classic car community it's not uncommon for people to fit a completely rebuilt and zeroed odometer either cause the fitted one breaks or they're completing a restoration and want to mark the '...
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New odometer needs adjusted

There are two things you can do about it: Take it to a Ford dealership or other shop which has the odometer tool and have them reset the numbers. Don't worry about. Just record what the old mileage ...
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How to know if the odometer in the car is fake or has been reset/reversed?

The 2013 Escapes can be changed diagnostically through OBD2 so there would not be any good visible ways to know. 30K is very low, I would be very skeptical. Look around car for signs of wear and as ...
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How to know if the odometer in the car is fake or has been reset/reversed?

30K miles for a 10 year old car is well below average. But that doesn't necessarily mean the odometer has been changed. See if you can locate any service records or other documentation that shows the ...
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What does "EXEMPT" mean on a car title?

According to this link from the Texas Dept of Motor Vehicles, the Exempt reference means: The vehicle falls within criteria that allow it to change ownership without disclosure of the odometer ...
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Speed and odometer differences between dash and GPS

It's perfectly normal for a speedometer to show a different reading to a GPS. It's also perfectly normal for the accuracy of a speedometer to vary more than the accuracy of a GPS varies. GPS aren't ...
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2007 toyota corolla speedometer,odometer not working, ABS light is on

I'm not sure if your Corolla is this way, but if the car uses the wheel sensor(s) to calculate the speed of the vehicle and a sensor is bad, not only would the ABS light be on (because of the bad ...
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