I just replaced the timing belt on my car over the weekend and, when it was all back together, couldn't remember if I got the belt installed in the correct direction. I know that it's not hard to check the direction and I'll do that. But is it safe to run the car if the belt is on backwards? Assuming the belt is on backwards and I've run the car for 500 miles, can I re-install the same belt in the correct direction and expect it to last? Or do I need a new belt?
The car is running fine, BTW. It's a 1995 Legacy with the 2.2L engine.
Thanks for any answers!