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Xlt Lariat With All The Bells And Whistles by Brian_1979
 — Standard cab, blue and white, all the factory bells and whistles plus bed-liner, trailer brake controller and air ride. 2WD, 302 EFI engine, 4 speed AOD auto trans. Bad on gas, ok on power but trans s... Read More
I Can't Buy A Truck Like This New Anymore, So I'm Going To Keep It For A Long Time To Come. by WFC13
 — I have an '88 F-150 4X4 shortbed with a 302 engine and an added NP-435 to replace the mazda 5-speed. When I put 31" tires on the truck, my mileage went down to 13-15 MPG with the 5-speed still in the ... Read More
Old But Good 1988 Ford F-150 by Kevin
 — After being owned for nearly 21 yrs the build quality and durability has been very good and parts are still readily available from most parts outlets and the aftermarket. I've driven all of the newer... Read More

1988 Ford F-150 Overview

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1988 Ford F-150

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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Battery Light Stays On. Have A New Battery & New Alternator & Eventually Th...

1988 F-150 Ford pick up 6cylinder standard cab 4-WD. I don't know what LB or SB means.

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Why Will My Truck Not Turn Over?

My battery is good my starter is good, and it's had cranked up everytine perfectly like a new truck no problems. And I replaced my thermostat, I didn't unplug anything at al, I put everything lik...

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Heater Control Cable.

Trying to find a E7TZ18552 heater control cable (not the temp control cable). Prefer new but would settle for a good used one. Any leads would be appreciated.

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I Have A 1988 Ford F150 Xlt Lariat And When It Gets Driven For An Extended ...

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