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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
My 1988 F-150 Will Not Start
I replaced starter about 1 month ago and all was good. 1 day when I turned the key it just clicked. I looked and the starter wire was lose so I tightened it. Now it cranks over, but sounds like there'...
I Have A 1988 Ford F150 That Has Been Setting For A While And Won't Start W...
My 1988 F150 Has A Hard Time Starting And Staying Running
I have replaced plugs wires and coil distributer cap and rotor and fuel filter.
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...