2005 Lexus LS430
I have an issue with the front brakes that I'm trying to narrow down.
The left front caliper seems to be inducing some creaking when pressing the brakes. The sound is metallic, but otherwise very similar to a creaky door moving slowly, albeit not as severe in frequency. It happens when moving or stationary when the car is warmed up.
For example, when stationary and pressing the brake, there is a range of pedal travel (and thus, brake pressure) that causes these creaks. It does not seem to happen to the right side.
I don't have someone to press the brakes while I inspect. What could be the issue? Missing/defective brake pad shims? The caliper bolts have been checked for the correct torque.