Just got a response from Larry and thought I should post the info. " Mike, the easy way to get the lid of a old reservoir is just to break it and pull the pieces out of the lid,but the other way requires patience,if you look at the repo the two corners that face the front of the car have no bead on the lip,this is where to start.heat up the reservoir lid good with a hair dryer,on the corners mentioned position the corner of the lid on a sharp edge countertop and push down on the one mounting tab or if using the other corner pull down on reservoir making sure to keep the lid corner square on the counter,once a corner pops off just work the others.On the motor you can use a angled pick to "walk" the retaining star washer out (have a copy of instructions on torinocobra.com) motor pulls out.I would recommend replacing motor with new as they are common to late model trucks and are inexpensive,new motors will make sure seal is good as the old ones have the seal compressed. New motors come with new retainer but most will not have the factory alignment tab,just make sure the weep hole is positioned with the weep hole in the reservoir, remember PATIENCE. Once everything is in place the bottom screw is for resting the reservoir until the two uppers are just snug then the bottom is to be finger tight only. Overtightning may damage the reservoir. Feel free to post this info thanks Larry "