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Repair Center  A Quick Fix: How to Replace the Pump on an Older Style Coleman Lantern

Why Read This Article?

  • Learn to repair the older style Coleman lanterns.
  • Maintain your lantern by replacing a faulty pump.

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty:
Very Easy
Duration:
5-10 minutes
Frequency:
As needed
Replacing the pump
1. Remove the old pump.
2. Ready the new pump.
3. Oil the plunger.
4. Install the new pump.
5. Install the new spring wire.

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Multipurpose oil
  • Shop rag

A Quick Fix: How to Replace the Pump on an Older Style Coleman Lantern

This article addresses the steps to replace the pump in the older style Coleman lanterns. Whether the pump is damaged or just needs a good tune-up, the information in this post will help you perform the replacement yourself. 
Our previous post on replacing the pump on a Coleman lantern was only aimed at fixing the newer style lanterns. This article will help you replace the pump on your older style Coleman lantern with a pair of pliers, some oil, and a shop rag. Follow the steps below and get your lantern lighting up brighter than ever in no time. 

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1. Remove the old pump

Use a flat-head screwdriver to pry to the spring clip off of the pump.  Then slide the pump out of the lantern.

 

 

2. Ready the new pump

The components from the old pump will need to be transferred to the new pump.

First, remove the clip holding the plunger and pull off the plunger and cap.

 

 


Then slide on the metal cap, spring, plunger, then secure it using the new clip.

 

 

 

3. Oil the plunger

Use some multipurpose oil to lubricate the plunger.

 

 


4. Install the new pump

Simply slide the new pump into the lantern base.

 

 


5. Install the new spring wire

Align the cap with the holes in the lantern body and re-install the clip that was removed in step one.

 

 
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  Conclusion With the help of this article and video, you should have no problem replacing the pump on your older style Coleman lantern. Keeping your outdoor products well-maintained is easy and will save you buckets of cash over time.    Browse all of the parts we carry for your outdoor products on our Coleman parts page.   [Back to Top] What We're About  

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