Rebuilt transmission will not change gears on the selector

  • 2003 HONDA CIVIC
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 180,000 MILES
I had a mechanic rebuild my transmission. The guy gives me the car back and now it wont change gears on the selector. Instead of stopping at each letter ( P/R/N/D/D3/D2) It stops at P/R/In between N and D/ In between D and D3. It drives fine like it is supposed to, but now I can physically only go to Reverse, Neutral and Drive. I cant physically move the gear shift to activate D3 because the shift is already at the bottom of the selector console. The mechanic after I brought my car back to him said he already knew about that problem and said it is just the electronics of my gear selector that's bad. I brought it to a family friends mechanic and he said the same thing but he did not look too hard into the situation. My question is, is the gear selector for an automatic 2003 Civic mechanical or electrical? And if it is electrical, how can it physically not sit where it is supposed to and access the wrong gears at the wrong spot?
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Friday, May 10th, 2019 AT 9:14 AM

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Hi Aayala,

I am not to clear on what they mean by a problem with the electronics of the shifter. I attached the process for adjusting the shifter that they sold here in America. However, it appears what was sold in Europe and Asia differ slightly. I don't have a process to adjust those but what I would suggest is, if your's is different than what is picture take a quick video of what yours is doing and I will see what I can do. The video will help us get on the same page because what you are describing and what the mechanics are telling you doesn't quite line up to me.

Here is the procedure. If this doesn't work, let me know and send the video and we can go from there. Thanks
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Friday, May 10th, 2019 AT 5:41 PM

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