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Sorry - as a non-forum kinda fella if this is really redundant but... I need to replace the PS reservoir seal on my ML55 (2001) and want to know if it as easy as removing the 10 Torx bolt and then prying it away from the pump tube (after c-clip removal). Or, after I remove the single bolt, is the tube and o ring and it's c-clip the only thing holding it (the res) in place? If so, where on the res is it advisable to pry?
 

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It will just require a pull forward.

Just so you know things:

1) You should replace the reservoir itself as well, since it has a internal nylon anti-cavitation screen that has already blown out (air in the system from the reservoir gasket leak), good news its just about $35

2) If that C-clip goes leaping off, good to have a replacement on hand for like $1.50

3) Only use MB power steering fluid for the refill - normally will take a little over one bottle, buy 2

4) Since you are thinking power steering, good time to call the MB dealer with your VIN# and see if there are any outstanding campaigns on your car for power steering hoses, which could take care of the whole job for free in most cases.

Keep the faith !
 

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Thanks too much! The parts are ordered and I'll go ahead with less fear. Most importantly, based on the advice to replace the res, I'll be able to see the new one prior to yanking at the old one. I just didn't believe that it was held by only the one bolt and transfer tube.
 
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