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1988 Ford F-150 Overview
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Based on 25 reviews
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
Does The Hp Fuel Pump On A 1988 F150 5.0l Have A Check Valve?
My 88 F150 seems to be losing prime (or it's boiling off) when I shut the engine off for a short period. If I cycle the ignition switch 3-4 times all is well. Is there a check valve in the HP pum...
1988 F 150 Randomly Cuts Out Ignition And Is Hard To Restart. No Certain Ti...
I Have A 1988 F150 That Will Not Stay Running Unless I Am Spraying Starter ...
1988 F-150, 302 Eng, A/c Will Not Accept Freon, Compressor Kick 0n And Off....
My F-150 will not accept Freon, compressor kicks on and off. I have the adapter hooked up to the large fitting by the A/C dryer. The A/C switch is on and the blower on high.