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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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Can U Adjust The Clutch Safety Switch On 88 Ford F150 5.0, When It Doesn't ...

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Steven Ushman
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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

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FordFan46
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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.

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salo123
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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...

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Rocostone
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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

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