yes and no. It should be either clear or red, depending on the fluid you're using I think. I imagine that is just years of use turning darker. I flushed mine like a year or so ago. What I did was drain the reservoir, fill it, and kept cranking the engine and it would pump all the fluid out. As soon as any change of sound happened I would shut the car off (like 2 seconds). I did this a few times, and it made a small improvement but nothing drastic. For the life of me though, I can't remember what fluid I used. I also imagine there is a better way, but I didn't know of one off hand.dennisbaker said:I was thinking it could be the powe steering line but not sure. Power steering level looks okay. By the way is power steering fluid supposed to be brown? I am going to post up a couple of more pics by editing orginal thread.