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Pete, Auto Service Technician
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
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I am getting a 'wap' wap sound whenever I apply my brakes

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I am getting a 'wap' wap sound whenever I apply my brakes just at the end of my stopping cycle and just as the car comes to a stop. I have had new pads put on my 2005 camry and have had the rotors refinished but the problem persists . All the mechanics I have worked with have no answers. I would be grateful to have your thoughts on the reasons causing this. Thanks.
JA: How old are the brakes? How many miles on the car?
Customer: The brakes are Toyota brakes and only have ten thousand miles and were recently cleaned by the dealer to remove any dust which we thought was the problem.
JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. Just have had the brakes cleaned professionally and the rotors machined by pros. Just don't know where to turn next , the sound is really bothersome.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No , that's pretty much the story, thanks.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Does the vehicle shake at all with this issue when braking?

Let me know,thanks Pete

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No and it stops well.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Not necessary at this time, just would like your best thoughts on what may be causing the problem and any suggestions on how to repair it.

No problem on the call we can continue here.

The only other issues that I know of that will cause this here is a failing brake caliper hanging up or a wheel bearing.These can be common issues to cause this fault and if they had not checked into these this needs done.

Most of the time I would say the brake caliper is the most common with it slightly applying pressure.It can cause slight pressure on the rotor creating this noise.

If there is any play in the wheel bearing though this can also cause this noise.If this was not checked to see if it had any play at all or any roughness to it this needs done.

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Thanks Pete

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