I've got a JDM b16 in a 1990 hatch. I just recently had an accident where I hit the back of this girls car at around 5-10mph. It bent up the headlights, rad support, bumper filler, and the hood, but I bent most of that back into place. Whats going on now is the battery light started flickering off and on, mostly on, after the accident. This went on for two weeks, I thought my battery just got jostled around or something, so I tightened up everything I could see that I thought might be the problem. Still flickering, but it didn't seem to be effecting anything so I put up with it for a while.
Fast forward to last night, I was driving along and the radio started cutting off, then coming back on for a second, then cutting back off and finally staying off. Then I noticed the dash clock getting really dim, then the car started running poorly, not wanting to rev at all. Then my turn signals stopped working and the head and taillights began to dim to almost nothing. I was able to limp it home where it sits right now. My question is: what is most likely the culprit here? Obviously my battery ran out, which leads me to suspect that my alternator stopped working. Am I missing something else it could be? Nothing contacted the motor when I hit the other car, so I assumed it was ok...apparently I assumed wrongly, lol, but I didn't think a little shock would mess up my alternator...
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