How do you change the front brake pads on a 98 Honda Prelude?
start by jacking up the car at the normal spot. take off the tire. then there are three screws that are very easy to get off. two on the side and one on the bottom of the brakes. after those 3 screws are off, the pad will fall out of the assembly. match direction and correct side for each pad, make sure to lube the pad if desired. after you place the new pads into the assembly, take a C-clamp to the caliper and push the caliper back into the assembly. place the caliper back over the pads and reconnect the assembly witht the three screws. replace the tire. make sure to pump the breaks a few times before driving.
Brake fluid in ANY vehicle should be flushed every two to three years depending on vehicle usage. Be sure to use the appropriate brake fluid for your Honda (don't just buy any brake fluid off the shelf.) I always flush my fluid when I replace the front disk pads. If your brake fluid is a very dark brown or worse, milky, change it immediately.