The alternator or automotive generator in your Honda Accord is located to the right in the engine bay. This unit is secured by one 12mm bolt as well as a tensioning bolt. The part number for this unit is 31100-PAA-A01, 31100-PAA-A01 or 31100-PAA-L71, and by the time you’re done reading our guide, you’ll know how to test a Honda Accord alternator as well as remove one.
Our DIY article on how to test a Honda Accord alternator is broken up into three different tests. Checking the operation of your alternator with the engine running, checking the battery cable and checking your alternator fuse box. Our last section details how to remove the Honda Accord alternator as well as servicing it.
Before you begin our DIY How To guide, make sure that you are taking the proper precautions when testing your Honda Accord alternator in the car. Because there are moving belts as well as the danger of your operating fans, make sure to keep all hands and clothing free from danger. For a guide on how to stay safe while working on your car, check our Safety Guidelines for a few pointers.
There’s quite a few things that can go wrong when it comes to your alternator, from battery failure to sluggish performance. This is why it’s a good idea to learn how to test a Honda Accord alternator. Problems with your battery voltage can lead to misdiagnosed trouble codes, or your car even failing to start or run.