2006 ICTDI, near end of the 2nd generation. 96k miles. Original battery. (10 years old) Probably the original (long) belt Noticed intermittent squeaky noise apparently from alternator pulley/clutch about 10 days ago. Comes and goes. More there than not, on a long run. Charging is OK, no warning lights when there shouldn't be. Car stopped dead, due to no electrics, yesterday on M40 with lights screen heater wipers etc on. No warning lights until it all stopped. AA brought it home, started it with their portable battery, which the car charged immediately. (The guy couldn't be bothered to read fault codes...) I'm getting stable 14V batt voltage regardless of revs or load. Battery symbol goes out as soon as the car starts Can anyone see a link between a fairly small noise, and a power drop-out? It seems the bumper, radiator etc has to come off to change the alternator (really??) so I guess a new (refurbed) alternator with pulley will go in, but I'd like to be more confident that the noise and breakdown are related. Any thoughts? Thanks.