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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88 Ford F-150 Custom

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Fuel Pump Shut Off Switch

I have a 1988 F150 xt cab 4wheel dr. The truck starts and runs for a few minutes then stalls. Its like its running outta gas. Could this be the fuel pump shut off switch needs to be reset.

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Does fine on back tank , switch to front tank..it runs a few minutes,start getting weak misses died won't start back and drains the battery.. what is it

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I have a 1988 f150 5.0 that’s sat for five years started working on it got no spark, I replaced the coil started right up drove for 3 days then nothing all over again it sometimes startes up after ...