Brake issue on 87 Cherokee
So, im not a mechanic or a know it all. I know very little, but i have a brain and ive always been hungry for knowledge and to get my hands dirty. I have a 1987 Cherokee, with a twist, it has a 1992 4.0 in it. Nothing matches up really and im becoming a self taught mechanic so i spend countless hours on this vehicle if my hands arent dirty im doing research. I can honestly say there isnt one issue with that vehicle i havent been able to fix and theres been alot. Until now. My pedal was spongy, to the point where stopping was hard, so after a few hours of surfing around i made damn sure what the problem was. I come to the conclusion its air in my lines, well that doesnt sound too bad to bleed the system ive seen it done as a kid. So lets go get our hands dirty, I bleed the system in sequence did everything the way my extensive research said to. I used a bottle with a hose submerged in brake fluid and a vent for the bubbles to escape, so after pumping the pedal and going through a big bottle of fluid (keeping the master topped off) theres absolutely no air bubbles i can see, now my problems worse. The rear brakes are drums and now it looks as if they arent even grabbing at all. Can anyone shed some light on this or help me out? Im from Hastings MN anyone near here willing to take a look im willing to drive it there or some posts on here would suffice as well. Im unemployed so cost is a factor I cant find a job for the life of me, like i said im becoming a self taught mechanic, its my dream and if i could get into college i would but thats not exactly an option. So until i can figure that out research and trial and error are my best options. Everyone says to scrap this vehicle, but im in love with Jeeps and if i wanna one day build a crawler without help i've gotta learn with some vehicle so why not this one. Kinda like my test dummy, i love the vehicle but shes a bit worn out. 210k miles, runs like a champ but all the parts just from looks alone say she wants give.