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1999 Ford Escort LX, car sounds like marbles dropping on glass

My 1999 Ford Escort LX engine light came on, oil was down 3 quarts. oil light failed to alert me to this. The car was losing power, misfiring, and finally died. Now it makes a loud sound like marbles hitting in the bottom of a glass jar, or a pipe running down a chain length fence. Could this be the timing belt? Or is it probably a valve or rod? How do i find out??

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