'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Can't offer a suggestion without knowing which hub you have. Also, what cassette range are you using?
BTW, try laying your rear wheel flat on a workbench with the freehub facing up and dribble a bunch of light oil into the seam between the stationary core and the rotating outer shell while turning the cogs by hand. See if that corrects the problem.
I haven't a clue which one would fit, if either. Suggestions?
Either of those will probably work. I've swapped freehubs back and forth between 7 and 8/9-speed with few issues. The only trouble I've had is with higher-end hub shells (Deore XT and XTR) not matching lower-end cassette bodies (LX and below). Once you know what hub you're playing with, we'll be able to say with more certainty.