Decided to change the PAS reservoir filter today and removed the pipes at the power steering pump , draining all fluid from reservoir .
Removed the two small pipes from the side of the reservoir and the larger pipe at the very base of the reservoir before lifting the unit from the engine bay .
There are 3 clips on the rod that holds the guaze in the reservoir , one above the guaze and two below . One clip is directly below the guaze and the second holds the spring , that surrounds the centre rod , in place .
After the clips are removed , the reservoir can be turned upside down so that the plate and filter simply drop out .
See pic of parts ordered , including filter , gasket and reservoir lid sticker :
The resrvoir removed from car :
Now , after doing the job , the steering feels great and there are no more groany noises from the system ......great !
What I can't help thinking though is , why didn't I simply syphon the fluid out of the reservoir , remove the guaze and clips and then use a large magnet to lift the plate and filter out of reservoir , before dropping a new one in ?