Brakes squeeling

Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:37 pm

Have a Y&W IH cub. Left rear brake squeels. Have taken the final drive off pulled linner and inspected and cleaned. Believe these are original. Have good distance from pad to rivets. I cleaned the hubs and shined them with steel wool, but still squeels.

Do all Cubs squeel and if not any suggestions!!

John Montgomery

Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:16 pm

My right rear brake screeches. It's the only one that works right now.

I think it's the nature of the beast.


Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:56 pm

Mine don't make a lick of noise.

Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:58 am

Could you have grease or oil on the brake shoe????
A little white lub or graphite on the metal parts where they meet may help also. Billl

Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:02 pm

did you wire brush the brake band? there might be imbedded rust / metal or the band is glazed over causing the squeak.

i'm assuming that the drum is secured and the woodruff key is in place.

Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:05 pm

Appreciate the replies.
No I did not wire brush the band. The Bands had small pieces of what appeared to be Brass colored particles. I just assumed this was the way they were made.
I hate to take it apart again in that my cub has a peach of a paint job and would rather not tear back into the final drive if at all possible.
Will try the white lube.


Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:42 pm

the brass specks are supposed to be there.

Sat Sep 25, 2004 8:05 pm

Try this take it out on the road and ride that brake for a little ways.
Enough to get it hot then let it cool down .
Have done this to 2 A tractors to stop squeals in the brakes.

Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:55 pm

Go to your nearest auto supply store and get a spray can of brake cleaner and spray some in there. There is also a product available in a tube that is used on disc brake pads for squeeling. It should work too.