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Dealer on sale of used Escape reported need to "grind down" a part that was rubbing on the back of the rotor...could this be from the poor design of an aftermarket part...Carfax clean-no accident so where could this problem have come from. There is quite a groove on the rotor.

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The only thing that should be touching the rotor is the brake pads. There shouldn't be anything to grind down. Even the dust cover wouldn't cause a groove in the rotor. The only thing that I know that will cause a groove is when the pads are all gone and it is grinding metal to metal. Look to see what is hitting the rotor and let me know. If nothing is rubbing it then replace it. the dealer lied.

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