Unfortunately, somehow when I first discovered the broken piece and tried to extract it with my long needle nose pliers, it became jammed somehow. I didn't push it but it jammed nevertheless. The only place I know to buy 12" needle nose pliers is Snap On. I went to Napa and bought long needle nose vicegrips and they did the trick. Without a car, I have to walk or take the bus. No one is around during the day when I need tools, etc.