have it serviced, it is 20 yrs old and anything could be happening, from a simple recharge to a failing compressor, don't forget to blow the fins on the condenser, make sure your auxiliary fan is operating as designed.
keep recirculation vents closed for max cooling.
lack of service, many of us never change the oil in a diff, then off-road lots of wheel spin will cause spider gears to spin then that pin spins on carrier. carrier being softer metal and end results can be much more catastrophic than that.
Splitting halves and not having replacement for those tiny O rings made me get a whole set of new calipers. the old set was 20 yrs old (vehicle is a 95 classic) and reseal would have been buying time to postpone the unavoidable.
I procured parts from LR direct, altogether about $600.00 new at my...
on an 87 rangie, I had similar failure some time around 2000. the center pin to spider gears spun and locked it self, then broke and parts fell in ring and pinion as I drove.
this caused a spider gear to fall and wedge or get caught by ring gear at which time a broken piece of spider gear shot...
shaved metal on magnet is totally normal specially if service interval has been overlooked, the bits tho are of concern. could be a failed bearing or a piece of a gear tooth, it would be wise to remove differential and perform an in-depth inspection.
for a body lift, you need 10 pucks, maximum height allowed in Va, 2 inches.
following such, you need to extend rear seat belt anchors (X2) radiator support pegs, steering shaft (extension needs to be welded), an extension is needed for the transfer case lever, the gear shifter due to it being...