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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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This dye is available at all auto parts stores, I presume?
 

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I will do some additional exploration tomorrow. I am going to wipe things clean and take a follow up look 24 hours later.

If it is my front differential leaking then I probably shouldn't drive it, correct?
 

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I need the 4 wheel drive. I use it at my cabin to put my boat in the water.
 

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What fluid do we use for power steering? That is my first thought.
 

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Used Royal Purple about 5000 miles ago, maybe even less mileage.
 
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