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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
How To Turn Off Your Brights In A 1988 Ford F150? Is There A Switch Somewhe...
What Other Tranny Will Bolt Up To An 88 F150 With A 4.9? The Mazda Tranny I...
I have an 88 f150 4x4 sb with a 4.9 and a mazda md50, I believe. had it rebuilt twice & problems again. want to put a different tranny in, maybe an automatic. any suggestions. I also heard a long time...
4.9l Efi Electrical Problems
Can't get it to idle smoothly or run without bucking. Replaced plugs, wires, distributor, coil, - basically everything but the wiring harness. Fuel isn't the problem, fuel pressure in the rail is wi...
1988 Ford F150 4.9 300 Misses On Occasion
its slow to start at times. misses when the temp is rising to the normal temp when driving at 55 for a while as soon as i let off the gas it clunks and i can smell fuel. i put a new tank/sending uni...