1988 Ford F-150 Overview

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1988 Ford F-150 Overview

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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    Earl Hudson
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    1988 F150 1/2 Ton P/u 2wd 5.0l Fi 8cyl

    I bought a 1988 F150 1/2 ton P/U 2WD 5.0L FI 8cyl This truck has been sitting for 10 - 15 years, After doing a tune up, new map, o2, egr valve and sensor, throttle position sensor, replacing front t...

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    Rwilkens
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    My 88 F150 Won't Shift Into 4th

    My 1988 Ford F-150 5.0 custom four wheel drive will not shift into 4th gear first three gears shift fine any suggestions

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    Rwilkens
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    My 88 F150 Won't Shift Into 4th

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    4fordsnmore
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    Shutting Off Problem

    I have a 1988 ford F-150 and lately I'll be driving it and ad soon as I come to a complete stop it dies on me and I have to wait 20-30 minutes before being able to start it back up but I learned to...

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    dhat
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    I Recently Got A 1988 F150 Lariat The Previous Owner Told Me It Had Bad Gas...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)