1997 Ford Thunderbird Engine died

Tiny
MCHAS3
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  • 1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 42,000 MILES
I have two problems actually. My car has always had a problem starting after its warmed up. I have replaced the starter twice and the new one just 1500 miles ago along with a new battery. Still has the same hard starting problem when warmed up. Sometimes I have to roll the car back and forth a few times then it will fire up. No idea why this happens. The other problem just occurred. The engine started sputtering and died. I got out to check it and found that the fuel line from the pump to the filter and engine ruptured. I fixed it temporarily with a spare hose I had and got it running again. I got about 10 miles down the road and the car died again as if it ran out of fuel. I still had half of a tank in it. I could not get it to start again. I was thinking maybe the filter or something got clogged. I plan on changing the filter anyway. Could I replace the stock filter with a good performance filter? Or does it have to be the stock one?
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 10:27 AM

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Tiny
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Yes you need to use a stock filter for this car.
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Monday, February 2nd, 2009 AT 7:16 AM

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