1988 Ford F-150 Overview

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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 F 150 Randomly Cuts Out Ignition And Is Hard To Restart. No Certain Ti...

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I Have A 1988 F150 That Will Not Stay Running Unless I Am Spraying Starter ...

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1988 F-150, 302 Eng, A/c Will Not Accept Freon, Compressor Kick 0n And Off....

My F-150 will not accept Freon, compressor kicks on and off. I have the adapter hooked up to the large fitting by the A/C dryer. The A/C switch is on and the blower on high.

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Kiotie
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My F-150 Starts But Wont Stay Running Any Longer Than A Few Seconds Unless ...

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1989 F150 5.0 V8 Running On Only 3 Cylinders, Immediate Help.

we will cut to the chase its not a leak bad hose/wire evap or throttle sensor. not a clog in the fuel line. i believe its the fuel regulator. the fuel rail reads 36 psi so i modified my regulator ( ...

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