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I have a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer that has a grinding or rubbing sound(r-rear) when applying the brakes. When i let off it(noise) fades away after a few seconds. Could this be a sticking caliper? I have had wheel bearings checked and a friend suggested it may be a strut.

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Must likely your brake pads are worn out and the steel backing is in contact with the rotor. Better get it looked at quickly otherwise you will have to have the rotors ground or replaced as well as new pads.

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