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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    Have To Release Fuel Pressure To Start

    5.0 throttle body, After sitting all night it starts. when shut off it will not restart until fuel pump power is unplugged, after it starts power to fuel pump can be plugged back in and it continues...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    88 Ford Lariat Stopped Running

    Started 88 ford lariat was fine then just shut off and will not restart

    7 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Right Rear Brake Light

    All lights work (running, turn signal, and left rear brake light) except right rear brake light(turn signal and brake light run off same wire). Where can the problem be??? Maybe in the turn signal ...

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

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    88 f150 no power to fuel pump

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    1988 F150 Not Getting Gas To Motor

    I have a 88 f150 straight 6 it's not getting gas to the motor it ran fine then I parked it rained really hard that night the next day wouldn't start hasn't ran since I can spray starter fluid in i...

    9 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)