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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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Ford F-150 Questions
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...
Will A 351 Windsor Motor Fit In My 1988 F150.? 8th Digit Of The Vin Is A N...
Where Is The Fuel Pump On A 1988 Ford F150 With Dual Tanks?
Why Are My Parking Lights Out Along With Dash Lights?
My parking lights along with my dash lights have stopped working. I checked all fuses and just replaced headlight switch still nothing. I don't know what else to check.
I Have A 1988f-150 Withhey In Line 6 Cylinder 10 To 15 Minutes When It Warm...
I have an 88 F 150 4 by 4 with the Inland Sea and when I crank it it runs for 20 minutes and then it cuts off I have to change the ignition module on the side of the distributor that didn't help I h...