should the timing belt move when you try to start your car
Absolutely Yes. But not to be confused with the serpentine belt, that you can see..but yes to that too.
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.
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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