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Under my 2004 TB, 4 wheel drive, 4.2 automatic with under 100,000 miles - the right hand side 'appears' to be leaking.

First, can I drive this truck in 2 wheel high? Probably not, but you all definitely know more than me so I would appreciate your input.

Second, what might be my best plan of attack to repair this? I will have to pay a mechanic as this is out of my league. A junkyard part is probably out of the question as my truck is located 10 miles from a local mechanic here in the country or 45 minutes from the city. The country (good but very busy) mechanic is reasonable and decent, so I lean towards having his company do any work.

Any and all input is welcome. Thank you!

Edit: Upon further review it appears my power steering fluid is low. I remove the PS dipstick to see the level on the lowest notch. What is the best fluid to use in the PS pump? Once I fill that I will let my truck rest and re-check fluid levels in a week.
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If you don't mind having a 2WD truck you can just pull the CV axles. The front driveshaft will not rotate unless the selector switch is in 4HI or 4LO. That should isolate the front diff. You can pull the front driveshaft as well if it makes you feel more confident.
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