Black sooty greasy deposit on front wheels


#1

I don’t know if anyone has encountered a problem like this, but I have a buildup of oily, soot like grease building up on both front wheels of my 2000 Dodge Dacota PU. When I got the truck about 18 months back, I didn’t notice whether this deposit was present. If it was, it was very small. I cleaned it off once, but it is building up again.

Q.- Is this a problem with the front disc brakes? Is it a safety issue? Currently, the PU brakes fine, no pulling, or sounds.


#2

Are you sure it is grease and not just brake dust.


#3

Something is leaking grease or oil and it’s mixing with the brake dust. Ball joint boots broken?


#4

Interesting. DIdn’t think of that. Probably because the there are no grease fittings, so I just put it out of sight & out of mind. WIll check that. Thanks. And to the earlier reply, the deposits are defintely greasy.


#5

Also, check the seals for the wheel bearings. This being 8 years old, maybe the seals are worn or damaged, and letting wheel bearing grease escape.