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I have a 98' Volvo S70 and it keeps turning off after I initially start it. It shakes a little and basically turns off and this arrow light and sometimes the oil light comes on. I have to put the car in park and then restart it. It's usually fine after this but will occur again later in the day if I've left the car parked for several hours. Can anyone tell me what can be causing this? I've had a mechanic look at it and he replaced something that he thought was the problem and it still keeps happening.

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I had this happen last week changed, fuel filter, fuel pump and did a complete tune up with no change, got the codes pulled and said it was running too lean, so changed mas sensor and now its runing good as new

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I Have been having this same problem. And it seems that the person who originally posted the issue never got the codes pulled. i will try and get the codes checked on my way home from work today.

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If the check engine light is on have the codes pulled my autozone or advance and post the codes here.

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