Just got the Lacrosse out of the shop. Took it in to have wheels packed and bearing and brakes checked. I usually do this but had to take it in this year due to a hernia. When wheels were pulled, it was discovered all the rear seals had blown and put grease soaked the shoes, magnets, and hubs, had no sign of rear seal leakage on tires or wheels, had no problem stopping, nothing seems abnormal.
I followed all written directions and all forum discussed instructions. I spun the wheel while slowly pumping grease until new grease appeared. The only direction/suggestion I did not do was to pull the wheels and check everything out. If you use the zerk bearing greasing method I thought why pull the wheel, just follow the directions. Not good.
Spent $1000 replacing and repairing, could of spent $180 removing and repacking. Could of had someone do it for me for about 5 years, would of been money well spent.
Just posting this to remind everyone doing their own bearing greasing, if using grease zerk and grease gun to be very careful, there is always that something is not working right that you cannot see. Imho I would and will forgo using the zerks and pull the wheels.
I know this issue has been addressed before, just a reminder
I now have new hubs, bearing, brakes, and magnets and also had new Maxxis 10 ply tires and I am ready to get on the road to somewhere in this great country of our as soon I get this dang hernia fixed next week.