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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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1988 F150 Lariat Efi Rear Fuel Tank Feeding Front Fuel Tank Problem

1988 F150 Rear Fuel Tank Feeding Front Fuel Tank Problem. When switching from front to rear tank. I noticed gas dripping from my front tank. I took off the cap and gas gushed out. At first I thoug...

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I Have A 1988 Ford F150 It Was Working Fine Until One Morning I Tried To St...

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Harold Howard
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What Will Cause My 88 F1-50 To Turn Over And Not Start? Its Getting Fire An...

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Bill_W
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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...

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dhandy8
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I Have And 88 Ford. A Lot Of Oil Is Coming Out Of The Breather Cap, I Purch...

just bought a 88 for f-150 straight 6. Only has 100,986 miles on it. A lot of oil is spitting out the breather cap right next to the oil cap. not sure how to fix this problem.

24 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)