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Brakes squeaking

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dwost, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    Quick question, I've noticed that I have an excessive amount of break squeal when I apply the brakes on my WB. What can I do to eliminate this? I've tried belt dressing on the drums, and even that stuff you use for automotive brakes but it is WAY too sticky. Any suggestions??? TIA
  2. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Squealing comes from vibration.
    Check to see if linings are square with the drum when applied.
    Linings could be glazed or down to metal. :cry:
  3. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    I inspected the brake bands and the drums. All looks good. I sprayed it down with brake cleaner then added a dab of lithium grease. It worked fine, however, by the time I finished my yard it was squeaking again. Looks like I'll have to live with it until I replace the brakes. I may pull it all apart and look more closely at the bands to see if they are glazed.

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