Ok guys I need some advice, I bought my Escort a few months back and it's perfect. Yesturday I went to check my power steering fluid (which is the first time since I got the car) and I noticed it wasn't red in color so I grabbed a rag and let it soak a bit of the fluid on it so I could check it out. It was black as night and smelled like motor oil, I know I didn't put oil in there and God only knows how long it's been there. My question is do I drain it, how to drain it if possible, or replace it?? I have already been driving too long with it in there but I don't want to possibly make it worse by prolonging the issue. Any suggestions??