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 The design for the reservoir changed in 1986/1987 and this design superseded the previous models.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.