I have a 2007 Taco 4x4 SR5 extended cab, non TRD model.
When I apply the brakes it's making a sound I can hear underneath like something is binding, a linkage or something. To me, it sounds like a kink in the brake cable, or something is getting hung up somewhere, but I can't identify where by looking underneath and tugging at things.
The noise is a one shot deal where it occurs only once as I step on the brake. It's not continuous or repeating like worn brake pad noise, which would be a completely different type of sound that I would definitely recognize. I replaced my calipers (greased the pins) and pads. Strange enough, the noise went away for a few weeks after that, but then returned again.
Rears are fine, I have plenty of shoe left (again, different noise even if they were worn). The truck only has 60k on it and no off road use. I don't drive it hard at all.
Anyone ever experience this or have any ideas what I can check? To make it more difficult to check, it only seems to make noise when the vehicle is rolling. So I can't have someone sit in the cab while parked and apply the brake while I'm underneath. And I don't really want to hold the frame while laying on my creeper as it's moving either!