should the timing belt move when you try to start your car

Asked by Sep 04, 2014 at 09:39 AM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Absolutely Yes. But not to be confused with the serpentine belt, that you can see..but yes to that too.

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Unless you mean by moving sideways then, No it shouldn't, if it is moving sideways then you have an idler and or a bearing problem in the timing belt pulley system. This also applies to the serpentine belt.

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Good call 't-shoes, I didn't think of that


Thanks FordNut, I've seen some of these walk right off due to bad pulleys or bearings.

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