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V70 engine stops shortly after starting

Hi, I have a 1998 20V V70. The car starts without any difficulty but after a minute or two the engine stops. It can be restarted immediately but the engine does not seem to run quite as smoothly after that. Can anyone give any clues to what might cause this?

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Check air throttle valve.

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