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Hear a rattling and feel a shimmy when i steer and reach high speeds. Leaking fluid from the inner part of my halfshaft. Is that transmission or differential fluid?

I hear a rattling noise and feel a shimmy when i steer. Sometimes power steering goes out, but comes back on when i turn the car off, then on. I am leaking fluid from the inner part of the half shaft. What fluid would that be? Transmission or differential fluid?

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That would be automatic transition fluid

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