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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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thats not from your differential. power steering lines are known to rust out. someone probably put leak stop in the ps and that stuff is redish. your front diff fluid is going to be a medium brown yuck color and low if you havent ever changed it or added any and you use 4wd to play with your boat trailer.
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