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The moen shower pullout type hot/cold valve will not slide out of the main valve body even after the retainer clip has been removed. I found some corrosion on the retainer clip and I have sprayed the area with WD40 to loosen the corrosion but still unable to get the stem and o-rings out of the valve housing. Help

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Howdy, those can be like pulling teeth. The wd40 will not help that much as it is not a robust solvent. I suggest letting some liquid wrench sit overnight on it and then pulling real hard. Good luck:)
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