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1989 honda accord inner CV joint troubles

I was driving my 89 honda accord when i hit a speed bump and heard something fall off. i rolled up to the stop light (its a stick shift and i had it in neutral) and when i tried to drive away i had no power to the wheels. thankfully someone helped me push the car into a local supermarket parking lot and when i jacked up the car i noticed the driveshaft was completely out of the inner CV joint just hangin there. long story short i got the car home and began working on it. i removed the dampener fork and lower ball joint and pullled the wheel away and slid the axle back into the CV joint. i put everything back together but when i went to drive it i had a loud banging sound when i would engage the engine and when i went to turn it felt like the shaft was going to fall back out. so i took it back apart and noticed that a piece of metal had chipped away from the inner CV joint. how do i replace this joint? i notice its coming right out of the transmission so is this something i can do my self or take to a shop?

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Replace the shaft.

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