Reading your 12/2/98 Moen shower faucet repair, i have a question: do you need a special tool to take off a Moen pull handle, after removing the coverplate and screw? We have 5 Moen faucets and all need something done !! The sink ones seem somewhat the same……i see the brass retainer on the sink one, but do I need a special tool? Thank you very much for your time.
Moen has 2 seperate types of cartridge pullers. The first type is the old stlye and the stem will come out of the cartridge and there is a piece that pulls out the remaining cartridge. The second type pulls the newer cartridges out as 1 piece.
So the short answer to your question is “yes” there is a special tool you will need.