Just to jump in. I have seen this a few times on these trucks. If you find the serpentine belt broke then the fluid that you found was feedback pressure from the sudden stopping of the pump but the vehicle was in a high pressure situation due to turning and it basically sprays out of the relief hole that should be in the power steering cap on this model. This is how the fluid got all over.
I would be surprised if Roy is not correct that this was a belt but you may not find a leak. However, you do need to lift the front tires on jack stands and make sure the fluid is full after you reinstall the belt and start the engine. Then turn the wheels back and forth and check for leaks. If there are not leaks and the fluid is still full, lower the vehicle and check the normal operation of the power steering.
Then you will need to find why the belt broke so just make sure it is not rubbing on anything and the AC compressor is not seized.
Just thought I would add that. Hopefully it helps. Thanks.
Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 4:24 PM