1986 Ford F-150 Overview


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1986 Ford F-150 Overview

Buyers of the 1986 Ford F-150 had slightly fewer choices than in the previous model year. The powerful fuel-injected 5.0 liter Windsor V-8 was the only 5-liter V8 engine on offer; diesel and straight-six engines were also available.

The 86 Ford F150 came off the line in the XL, XLT, and XLT Lariat trims, with extended-cab 4-door supercab and 2-door cab setups. Extended bed models proved ideal for farm and ranch use; short beds were prized by off-road enthusiasts, who loved the versatility and rugged 4-wheel capability of the 1986 Ford F150.

The 86 Ford F-150 is a real workhorse of a pickup, and there are plenty of these durable beauties still on the streets today. Tuners love them for their baseline reliability, and you'll see them all tricked out and ready to roll. Gas mileage, though, isn't one of their selling points; you might get 18 highway, 14 city out of your 1986 Ford F-150 if you're careful!


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    When I Attempt To Start My Truck Sometimes It Spins Like A Top. Other Times...

    Has new battery, new starter, new battery cables and the alternator checks to be good. Oh by the way someone on here ask about their truck backfiring when letting off under load. Answer given was to r...

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    Engines Interchange?

    I have a 1986 Ford F-150 3006cyl throttle body that's blown up. I have a 1987 f150 with a good 300 6cyl that's fuel injected and it's a good motor. I want to put the 1987 FI motor in the 1986 truck...

    17 views with 11 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Does Anyone Know What Transmissions Will Fit My 1986 Ford F150, It Has The ...

    the transmission is broke I need to know what is transmissions are compatible, and will fit the ford. its got the straight 6, 4.9L engine and is short bed.

    281 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    I Have A 86 F150 With No Gas Pressure

    I have an 86 f150 that is not getting pressure to the fuel rail I have replaced the fuel pump in the tank and on the frame along with the filter and pressure regulator I have spark it starts with star...

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

    Battery Drain After Replacing Ground Cables

    Last week my 1986 Ford F150 (300 inline 6) had an issue where the solenoid was getting stuck and causing the starter not to shut off. I replaced the starter and solenoid, but two days later it happe...

    19 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)