i have a 1988 for f150 and it has great power up until 40 mph. after that it sharply goes down and i speed up slowly. this is a problem especially when i am towing or hauling anything and trying to get up to highway speeds. what can i do to change this. it is a 5.0 V8 with a 5 speed manual tranny

Asked by Jul 11, 2012 at 08:49 AM about the 1988 Ford F-350

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


Could be a restricted/plugged fuel filter.


I would say some restriction in fuel flow either filter, injectors, or fuel pump.


I agree on the fuel flow issue. The reason I stated fuel filter is because it's the cheapest to replace, and part of regular maintenance. A good place to start from.


And I agree, start with the least expensive repair first.

Make sure the EGR is operational and not half on the toilet seat!

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