1988 Ford Festiva Overview


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35 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Excellent For Just Getting Out And Going?! Great Little Car?! by jpdaddyof2
 — Love the 5 speed stick but hate the carberator and vac-um issues of the 1988-1989 years. wish I could find a fuel injected 5 speed to put my fresh engine in! Bought this car for $1500 when ... Read More
Fun Car To Take Out And Flip by Codock
 — My festiva used to get about 45 miles to the gallon. Great little car to run around with.. just do not expect to get there fast. As it gets older its a fun run around and beat it up car. And so long a... Read More
Penny Racer Without The Penny by Marc
 — Wasn't the best looking car, but wasn't the worst. It ran, and it was better than walking. A large semi or strong sneeze would make it switch lanes. small parts were always falling off of it, but it s... Read More

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Ford Festiva Questions

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Why Does Battery Always Drain

1988 ford festiva new alternator had it tested twice while on the tester battery reads good amperage volts alternator is charging system but battery keep losing power need to keep everything elec...

14 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Shut Off While Driving

1988 ford festiva shut's off while driving, fuel filter was changed, both fuel pumps were checked and are working, new distrubter and wiring, coil was checked and found to be o.k., fuel tank was drain...

678 views with 6 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

What Year Festivas Will The 1988 5 Speed Transmission Work In?

I have a five speed manual 88 festival and a friend has a 90 and 91 and I want to know if my transmission will work in either of them and if it does what do I have to change to make it work

17 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

Cylinder Head Gasket Replacement

Noticed that Ford blocked two out of three coolant ports off on the original head gasket (intake manifold side of the head). The new replacement head gasket is set up the same way (to block two out o...

552 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

I Have A 1988 Ford Festiva That Keeps Blowing The 10a Engine Fuse. Any Ide...

I changed the alternator a while back and while it was idling it just quit (it had been running great until that point). i figures that it was the alternator so I put the old one in and no change. ...

55 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 months ago)