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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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1988 Ford F 150 300 Straight 6 Where Are The Oil Drain Holes
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Why Won't It Stay Running
I have a 1988 f150 with a 302 in it. It will not stay running. I have a 1988 f150 with a 302 in it. It will not stay running. I can go outside and start it up and it will idle just fine for about ...
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I Have A 1988 F150 With A 302 In It. It Will Not Stay Running.
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88 F150 4.9 Straight 6 Stalling When Engine Warm
I start the truck runs okay then when it gets warmed up the rpms start bouncing around give it gas to try to save it and it ends up sputtering out. fuel pumps are engaging already drained tank complet...