My ram 1500 quad cab 5.9l just decided to start leaking power steering fluid, and after getting under and getting some pictures, it seems to be that the bottom of the linkage between the steering, and this box (pictured below) is where the leak is. I read somewhere that maybe its a hose, but I'm not an expert by any means, can somebody verify that these pictures show a possible power steering leak location? If its not a hose, how hard is this particular "box" to replace myself? Have a look at these pictures:
The leak is getting the bottom of that bolt you see in the first image all covered in fluid. The second image shows the top of this "box" as I'm calling it. Any advice?
Edit: went down to a local auto store, showed the pictures and talked to them about it, they say its the steering box itself, where on the bottom there is a seal that must be leaking, which is common for these trucks. Anybody replaced the steering box before? How hard is it for a novice to do it in their backyard? Its two hundred dollars for the new parts.... So any advice is strongly appreciated before i get in over my head and deeper than my wallet lol.