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1988 Ford F-150 Overview
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Fuel-injection mania swept the F-Series in 1988; as of this year, carburetors were discontinued for this line entirely. The 1988 Ford F-150 came off the line with fuel-injected 5.0 liter Windsor V-8 engines, 4.9 liter straight-six with fuel injection, and the whopping International Harvester 7.3 liter diesel V8.
The 88 Ford F150 was the first to ship with a five-speed manual transmission, which improved the pickup's off-road versatility. Automatic transmission also came as a standard choice.
Trim lines for the 1988 Ford F150 were the XL, XLT, and XLT Lariat. Extended-cab supercab and 2-door cab setups, as well as short-bed and long-bed models, added to the variety offered to buyers of the 88 Ford F-150. The solid durability and reliability of this workhouse truck made it a great choice for farm and ranch; its rugged 4-wheel drive lent it popularity with off-roaders. Tuners especially love the solidity of this classic muscle truck.
You'll have to trade off fuel efficiency for size and power with the 1988 F-150, though; best-case scenario for mileage would be 18 highway, 14 city.
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Ford F-150 Questions
Can U Adjust The Clutch Safety Switch On 88 Ford F150 5.0, When It Doesn't ...
I Have A 1988 Ford F 150 5 Liter 302 Got A Couple Days Ago Runs Fine I Have...
On but no pressure but after waiting 20-40 min and getting a jump I get pressure and it cranks up there was 2 tanks but the front 1 was removed. Any thoughts
Just Replaced The 5.0 On My F-150. Now I Have Erratic Idle And It Feels/sme...
1988 fuel injected Ford F-150 5.0 liter with air injection. Hard starts and delayed throttle response. Verified timing and re checked vacuum lines. Out of ideas. Please advise.
1988 Ford F150, Xl Won't Engage Starter When You Turn The Key
This is an unusual problem. You jump the contacts on the passenger side fender at the solenoid and the vehicle starts no problem. When you turn the key to start it, the small wire connector to the...
1988 Ford F150 Custom 4x4 Efi Inline 6 Engine Light Won`t Shut Off
engine warning light comes on and off but most of time is on, battery has been disconnected many times with no results and idea where I can check