I’m about to replace the alternator on my Accord EX-L V6. The car has over 194,000 miles on it, so I figure I might as well replace the drive belt since I have to remove it to replace the alternator. Here’s the question; What size is the right one? Buddy Le3’s YouTube Video rant] claims that Advance Auto Parts sold him the wrong belt (Carquest #5060840) and it was 5/8" too short.
He claims the right part number ends in 841. Advance doesn’t have one. I’m reluctant to pit the wisdom of one guy on YouTube against a respected nationwide business, but Advance also sold me the wrong brake pads for my car resulting in an incomplete replacement.
So I come to the collective wisdom of the CarTalk forum seeking guidance. What’s the right drive belt for my car, O Enlightened Ones?
2009 Honda Accord EX-L V6 sedan, automatic transmission.