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Fuel pump had a new fuel filter put in 6months ago know if you have less then a half tank filter overheats the dies but when you put in park again will start again then when it gets hot it will continue to this on a daily bases help ,please

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Change the fuel filter AGAIN, except this time I would remove fuel tank and inspect for dirt in tank. Filters will constantly clog unless the source of the dirt is removed . Fuel filters do not heat up, When the engine "dies" snd restarts in PARK., it's because the fuel pressure, and the CLOG was relieved temporarily when it stalled . Hope this helps

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