… then what is that intermittent chirping sound?
2004 Camry, AT, 4-cyl, about 96K miles. Had the front rotors and pads replaced several weeks ago at Trusted Independent Shop. Noticed increased break squeal, but than MIGHT be separate problem. About a week later, started hearing intermittent high-pitched chirp, especially proceeding at very low speed from stop. MAYBE from the rear. Sounded like brake wear indicators. Took it back to T.I. Shop, who spent a lot of no-charge effort finding nothing. Sound has gotten more consistent, but on another trip to the Shop all they heard was “some brake noise.” (Like most intermittent problems, it will persist for as much as 30 minutes – until I pull into the shop!)
The noise has evolved to where I pretty sure it is related to wheel rate (and not to, e.g., road bumps), and it goes away if I touch the brakes lightly. Any ideas what else to look for? (My own next guess – if it’s really not the wear indicators – is that the pads are dragging lightly on the rotors, and squealing.)