Thanks Craig, I did remove the cover plates and everything "seems" okay. I'm assuming they don't require much grease, there was a little. I'm wondering if there are ball bearings somewhere that need grease? I leave the mount out (covered) all of the time and with the damp weather we have had, maybe they are rusting. I see signs of rust on the counter weights and counter weight bar.
I'm pretty sure they would use Worm Gear Bearings. There are articles about hypertuning your mount and I have read one of those and did some of the work: Cleaning gears then Lithium Grease & removing some of the backlash in the worm drives. You can buy a whole kit to replace bearings etc.
Here is a quote from an expert: ""Unfortunately, I do not have a DVD on the CGE Pro. That mount is fairly difficult to work on and requires some tools and materials that are a little less common for most people so I have been hesitant to complete a DVD for it"".
Good luck Brian. I don't know your mechanical abilities but it's something to consider before attacking.
I just assume your talking about the CGE Pro mount.