Generally speaking in lighters of this type either the lighter is encased in an outer casing which pulls off, or there are two screws on the bottom of the lighter. Since you say that the lighter does not pull apart, I will address the other type first. As I said, on the bottom there should be two screws, a small screw, which should be about directly below the wheel which strikes the flint and a larger screw which is generally centered on the bottom of the lighter. When removed, this screw should expose the wadding. To replace the wick in this type of lighter it is frequently necessary to replace the wadding. The procedure would be :
- remove the large screw. This should expose the wadding.
- If the lighter is in the condition it came from the manufacturer in, there will be a relatively thin pad running the length of the lighter. Try to grasp this with tweezers and remove it through the hole left by the screw. Try not to rip this if possible.
- After this is removed there is generally looser wadding similar to cotton balls. Remove this. You may need to use a thin metal probe to loosen this so you can get a hold on it.
- When you have removed all or most of the wadding, expose the hole where the wick was on the top of the lighter. Push the new wick into the lighter through this hole. It will not go in now if the wadding is not loosened.
- After you get the wick in, I suggest you clip or other wise be sure the wick does not pull through into the lighter.
- Repack the wadding.
You now should have a new wick installed. If there was not a second screw, a screw may be exposed as the wadding is removed. This second screw is where the flint would be put, when replacing it. When this screw is removed, there is a spring attached with a meal piece at the end. The replacement flint is placed in the hole the screw came out of and the screw is replaced. The spring maiintains tension to be sure the flint is in firm enough contact to generate the spark. If your lighter does not have this second screw I can not tell you how to replace the flint without the lighter in hand.
The second type of lighter pulls apart. Generally, these can be identified if you look directly down at the lighter. You will see an outer wrap of metal around the lighter with some gaps. If you can not pull this type lighter apart you will need to soak the lighter in a penetrating oil until it loosens. When it pulls apart, the wadding will be exposed fully and pull out easily for the same process as above to be followed.
If this is not helpful, I would need the lighter to see how to replace the flint or wick.
If your lighter