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DT Swiss Freehub slipping

mini-eggsmini-eggs Posts: 811
edited March 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I have DT Swiss EX1750 wheels on my bike, I believe they are the dt swiss 240 hubs.

They've been trouble free for years. I've just popped the freehub off, cleaned the pawls, fresh grease (got the official dt swiss stuff) all fitted back fine.

When riding if I rotate the cranks backwards a little then forwards the freehub doesn't engage at all, then after a good few turns it does.

I've tried taking it apart again and double check its all going back together properly and still the same issue.

What could be the problem???

If the freehub is worn (any tell tale signs to look for?) do I have to replace it with a DT swiss, or can i mix'n'match i.e put a shimano freehub on ?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Sounds like too much grease.
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  • mini-eggsmini-eggs Posts: 811
    Now you've mentioned the amount of grease, it rings a bell on some service guide i read ages ago

    I'll clean it all off and start over....will update in a bit :)
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  • mini-eggsmini-eggs Posts: 811

    Thanks Nick
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    If they have pawls they're not 240s...

    240s have 'star ratchets' which are more like clutch plates.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    If they are star ratchets, and worn, you can buy new 36 tooth ones that are lighter and quicker pick up for not too much money.
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