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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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My 1988 Ford F-150 5.0 Misses When I Floor It And There Is A Loud Popping S...

...when this happens. It sounds like engine parts popping (not a backfire). Maybe the timing chain? notes: I lifted engine 2 to 3 inches and changed the oil pan gasket, right after I changed it m...

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natdawg
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My F150 Wont Start Without Starting Fluid,

Then it idles like it has a miss, if it accelerates it missed,backfires through the intake,and dies,,I've changed the plugs,wires,and fuel pressure regulator,,it has fuel at the rail,fuel filter is ok...

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Rengo Max
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88 Ford F150 Ext Larette Extended Cab 4wd Excellent Condition

351 Windsor, camper topper and hitch on front and back

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Lizkonda
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How To Turn Off Your Brights In A 1988 Ford F150? Is There A Switch Somewhe...

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JimmyR
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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...

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