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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
1988 Ford F150 300 6 Cylinder Fuel Problem
fuel coming to bleeder valve on ejector rail still will not start
I Completed A 302/351w Swap To A 88 F150 Lariat Xlt. Do I Need To Prime The...
Same Problem As Fordfan46 , 88 Ford F 150 302, Starts Good, Runs Good For A...
Pulled intake and driver side head, replaced one valve, put it back together. Starts good, runs good for about 2 minutes, then starts shaking, missing, flooding, won't take gas and anti lock break l...
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