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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    1988 F150 Will Keep Running

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    300 Engine Swap

    I want to put my 82 300 6cly into an 88 f150 that also has a 300 6cly but is fuel injection. I want to keep the 82 engine carbureted is this swap possible

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    88 Ford F150 Runabilty Issues

    My truck sat for some time then I had all the wiring and 4 Injectors replaced..it ran great. I drove it yesterday and it started idling high then when I shut it off it was hard to start back up a...

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    Truck Only Will Run With The Gas Pedal To The Floor And Then Its Just At A ...

    What do I next to get this back on the road just bought it yea die hard ford guy thanks 6cyl 5speed manual transmission two wheel drive with a loose nut be hind the wheel

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    88 F-150 Ignition Problem

    I've had a problem with my truck dieing randomly and I'll have no fuel pressure. I changed both pumps truck fired right up and ran for a month till it broke down with the same symptom. I let the tr...

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