I cannot get the pivot rod out to remove my bathroom sink stopper assembly. I unscrewed the nut easily enough. The ball part doesn't seem stuck but the rod will not come out. Every post/youtube video/instruction makes it seem like it will easily slide out once the nut is removed. I sprayed it with WD40 and will try again in a bit, but any ideas otherwise?
update: the WD40 worked! Now if I could get the dumb J trap loose!