For the last few days the Alt belt on the Protege 5 has been squealing on startup or when wet. Last night on the way home from work the belt became oddly quiet. After getting home and relaxing for a bit I went out to start the car so that I could pick up my moms at the airport. When I tried to start the car it wouldn't go. When I turned the key to accessory all the lights would come on and the pump would prime. When I turned it to start the car would try to turn over once and then then all the lights would go out and the only sound would be the starter trying to engage. and that would only last for a few seconds. I left th car for a while longer and tried to start it...it started but did not like it at all. Battery connections seem fine and the belts are all spinning without any squealing at all. I shut if off and tried again and it was back to the original issue. This morning I tested the car and had the same scenario. I can't find my voltmeter so I am unable to check to see if the Alternator is charging the battery or not. To me it would seem that the Altermator is gonzo but I am open to other suggestions.