As the clutch facings wear out the free travel of the clutch pedal diminishes. When sufficient wear occurs, the pedal clearance must be adjusted to 1-1 1 / 2 in. (25.4-38.1mm) on CJ models, or to 1 in. (25.4mm) on Utility models. The free pedal clearance is adjusted by lengthening or shortening the clutch fork cable.
To make this adjustment on all but 6-226 engines, loosen the jam nut on the cable clevis and lengthen or shorten the cable to obtain the proper clearance at the pedal pad, then tighten the jam nut.
To make this adjustment on 6-226 engines, loosen the 2 locknuts on the pedal adjusting rod. Turn the nuts forward to increase, or backwards to decrease the free travel. Tighten the locknuts.
On some older Jeep vehicles, a side movement of the clutch and brake pedals may develop. This is the result of wear on the pedals, shafts, and bushings. One way to compensate for this wear is to install a pedal slack adjuster kit.