Emptying The Engine Bay (The Continuing Saga)

posted Jun 27, 2012, 7:38 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 5:23 AM ]
The new windshield washer reservoir arrived today! Below are two pictures of the new reservoir next to the original. The design for the reservoir changed in 1986/1987 and this design superseded the previous models.



I tested the reservoir for fit and it fits perfectly. The original cap fits as well, and just needs to be cleaned up a bit. Nice and white!


I disconnected one of the coolant hoses from the engine to get it out of the way because I wanted to remove the coupled a/c hose assembly.


Next I removed the Air Cleaner Assembly. I had to disconnect the hose at the top right hand corner of the assembly.


Then I disconnected the hose attached to the bottom of the air cleaner assembly before removing the assembly from the bay.


I decided to remove the coupled a/c hose assembly next.



To remove the coupled a/c hose assembly I started by disconnecting the hose assembly at the accumulator.


Then I disconnected the hose assembly at the condenser.


Finally I disconnected the hose assembly at the rear of the compressor head.


The last thing I did was disconnect the wire harness from the compressor head.