I went to get in my car and the clutch went down but won't come up

im trying to set the timing on this car

I had just driven this car about two hours before this problem. I turned the key ,no instrument lights,everything was dead.headlights and brakes lights worked.battery is good. what can the problem be?

Car starts runs well for 10-20 min , then starts to run very rough and dies if you try to idle . let it set for a while and you start the whole thing over again . Have changed fuel filter . Not sure where to go from hear ?

What would be the possible causes of the front wheels giving a bumpy ride. It seems to be mostly on the drivers side. It seems like the the wheel is running untrue, shakes the whole car and is evident thoughout motion of the vehicle.

I was involved in a rear-end collision where opposing driver's brakes went out & she rear-ended my car while I was stopped at a red light. She was pushing me into the intersection & I had to slamm on the breaks several times to avoid entering the intersection. I then turned to the right side & pulled to the right. After this incident, my alternator went out & the right sway bar link had to be replaced. Could the rear end accident have caused these problems