Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Wildwood Danny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 247
Zerk bearing greasing warning

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.
__________________

__________________
2006 Silverado 2500HD
2007 Hensley Arrow Hitch
Good Sams Club, Cedar Creek Sams Chapter

RVing is a tough job,BUT someone has to do it!
Wildwood Danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4,358
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.

X2... IMHO these are for "topping off" the bearings due to loss and movement of the grease. I think a couple three pumps would suffice for zerk adding of grease... plus you can't inspect or clean the bearings much less inspect/replace the seals by pumping in grease. Repack/clean inspect every couple years and all is good.
__________________

__________________
Iwannacamp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Moved from the towing forum.....this forum seems more appropriate.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
IMHO the only way to pack bearings is by pulling the hub no other way can you inspect the bearings.

Yes you will need new seals but it is still cheaper and better.


__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildwood Danny View Post
...as soon I get this dang hernia fixed next week.
Good luck on the hernia repair. Had 3 done at the same time. Be prepared for a visual shock the day after.
__________________
OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 PM.