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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 88 Ford F-150 in-line 6 changed water pump, thermostat and housing, starter switch, starter, solenoid, alternator, the truck will not start with the key will start and run when roll started H...


88 F150 4.9 Straight 6 Stalling When Engine Warm

I start the truck runs okay then when it gets warmed up the rpms start bouncing around give it gas to try to save it and it ends up sputtering out. fuel pumps are engaging already drained tank complet...


88 Ford Lariat Stopped Running

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

Were Is The Fuel Cut Off Switch Location On The F 150 Duel Fuel Tank

Where Is The Fuel Pump On A 1988 Ford F150 With Dual Tanks?