If this were my truck, I'd buy two or three quarts of Dexron II ATF.
(which works nicely in PS pumps.) Fill the reservoir up to the top,
and start the motor. Run the steering wheels left and right all the
way to the stops. Fill reservoir again, this time about two inches
from the top. This will fill the system with fluid.
Look for leaks along the metal lines, between the PS pump and the gear
box. On my van, earlier this year I had to replace the metal lines
from the PS pump to the steering gear box. It was a miserable, oily
job. But it did get done, and now the fluid doesn't leak.
Probably not damaged. But, it sure is miserable trying to steer a PS
system with no fluid. Please suggest that he carry a quart of Dexron
II transmission fluid in the truck from now forward.
Christopher A. Young
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