Originally Posted by Joe_GA
What axle do I have? It has a Dexter paper label on it and has a "DEX#2267886" on the label.
A few days ago, we were on the road and my TPMS started screaming. My front right tire was showing high heat and pressure. Fortunately, I was traveling through a town and there was a large empty parking lot for me to pul into. I got my infrared temperature gun and aimed it at the brake drum. It was reading 360 degrees! I assumed the brakes were dragging. I jacked the wheel up and it rotated smoothly with just a little scrubbing sound. I was thinking it had freed itself up and was tempted to get back on the road. However, I felt like I really ought to pull the drum and inspect. When I pulled the drum, what was left of the adjuster spring and both pieces of the adjuster were laying inside the drum. They had been scrubbing and were severely worn. Some searches revealed that this has happened to others.
So, I need parts. How do I know which axle I have and which brakes I have?
Look in front of where you saw the "Dex#2267886" maybe a couple inches or so and there may be a "D??" meaning for example on mine it is D44 meaning it has the 4400 lb. Dexter Axles. Once you have identified the axle that way you can go here, Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Parts Store
or numerous other places on the Net to find parts.
Also, I have very good luck getting trailer axle parts from my local parts store because we live in a farming community and it is something they deal with a lot. Your Discounts and Autozones per say will probably not have a clue, just sayin', no disrespect to them but they are geared towards a different type of consumer.
You can also identify the brake set up by dimensions and using the Dexter parts site too if it comes down to it.
Hope this helps.