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Got to replacing the trans mount(cvt) and pitch/thrust mounts this morning on the family's MY18 after doing to the plugs the other weekend. The trans mount is quite easy to DIY. I just put the car up on ramps and used a floor jack to support the trans while changing the mount out. The torque specs for both are easily googled(sorry, I'm cooking currently). The trans mount had collapsed about 4mm in static height but the cushions at the base were cracking.
The thrust / pitch mount is quite an easy DIY, just pull the air intake(2 hose clamps, 1 plastic clip) and set as-side. The old unit with only 22k on it showed quite a bit of wear(bushing loose whereas the new unit rock solid).
The difference afterwards was stunning. The car feels civilized, smooth, no more drive train slopping around. Frankly, feels like a different car. Checked out the TB (throttle body) and was pretty clean(22k). I'll remove and clean it when I get a new factory seal for the housing. Both parts were about $150 in cost and did not take much time to DIY.
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1) 41040FE000 , anti-roll strut
2) 41022AC180, trans mount
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I hear these fail and think there are better replacement options. I installed an Anderson Anti-Wobble at very low mileage. This insert is stuck inside the factory mount to stiffen it. The factory mount is so soft. Squeezing it collapses easily in my hands.
Saw that Rockauto had a pitch stop for 10.00. Made by Anchor. Added one To an order just to have. Looks identical to OEM. Anchor has the five stud CVT Mount also. Looks more substantial than OEM.
The Anderson CVT insert definitely made a difference. The Auto Stop would cause the engine/transmission to flop and bang when activated. The Anti Wobble (another soft rubber part) almost completely eliminated the shake and slamming.
I was concerned the Auto Stop was damaging the motor mounts and CVT Mount. Pitch Stop too. But there are options for dealing with Auto Stop. Check out Auto Stop Stop if your vehicle has this feature.
 

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I hear these fail and think there are better replacement options. I installed an Anderson Anti-Wobble at very low mileage. This insert is stuck inside the factory mount to stiffen it. The factory mount is so soft. Squeezing it collapses easily in my hands.
Saw that Rockauto had a pitch stop for 10.00. Made by Anchor. Added one To an order just to have. Looks identical to OEM. Anchor has the five stud CVT Mount also. Looks more substantial than OEM.
The Anderson CVT insert definitely made a difference. The Auto Stop would cause the engine/transmission to flop and bang when activated. The Anti Wobble (another soft rubber part) almost completely eliminated the shake and slamming.
I was concerned the Auto Stop was damaging the motor mounts and CVT Mount. Pitch Stop too. But there are options for dealing with Auto Stop. Check out Auto Stop Stop if your vehicle has this feature.
Thanks for the suggestion, but it has no auto stop. I thought about installing an insert for the trans, which may happen down the line. Was under a bit of time pressure. The new pitch/thrust mount is quite stiff though, IE no give. This car is driven by an elderly person, so I don't want to install too many urethane mounts that will put vibrations into the chassis.
 

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Got to replacing the trans mount(cvt) and pitch/thrust mounts this morning on the family's MY18 after doing to the plugs the other weekend.
The thrust / pitch mount is quite an easy DIY, just pull the air intake(2 hose clamps, 1 plastic clip) and set as-side. The old unit with only 22k on it showed quite a bit of wear(bushing loose whereas the new unit rock solid)
Part #'s
1) 41040FE000 , anti-roll strut
'77:
Do you have any pictures of the anti-roll strut/pitch/thrust device and just where it goes?
 

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Do you have any pictures of the anti-roll strut/pitch/thrust device and just where it goes?
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Trans mount to the left, pitch to the right. The pitch mount connects to the firewall and engine bracket at the top of the motor. It's located or hidden to a degree by the air intake pipe/hose to the throttle body. Both are a dead easy DIY and yield positive results.
 

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I have 16,000 miles on my 2022. Looked over the OEM PItch Stop at around 12,000 and it looked fine. Could you see yours was loose by visual inspection?
Think I read they superseded the Pitch Stop part number a few MY鈥檚 back. Maybe to address early wear.
 

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I have 16,000 miles on my 2022. Looked over the OEM PItch Stop at around 12,000 and it looked fine. Could you see yours was loose by visual inspection?
Think I read they superseded the Pitch Stop part number a few MY鈥檚 back. Maybe to address early wear.
I could feel in the car, we had mount issues(too much vibrations, etc..). It's hard to visually inspect it without removing. Having said that the pitch mount from subaruonlineparts.com was only $44.38. When I removed the mount, the rubber bushings were visibly loose and worn. The new unit is rock solid tight.
 
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