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  1. Found this after googling for Toyota echo front brakes. Very nice write up, detailed and informative. I actually created an account so I could comment... Specifically, step 17 goes against everything I've ever been taught about doing brake replacements. When you're pushing the piston back in to the caliper, you should slightly open the bleeder bolt to release pressure, allowing fluid to drain out that way, instead of forcing the fluid back up through the system into the reservoir. Two reasons for doing it that way. One, you avoid pushing any contaminants that have settled back up in to the system. Two, some ABS pumps on some vehicles can be damaged by having fluid forced through them the wrong way. Take my advice at face value, I'm not a pro at all, but when I read the above, that one step just jumped out at me. Hopefully the way I've explained things makes sense. Reference: have been working on cars for ten years, work in a parts store. Have had at least two professional mechanics teach me to do it this way.