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UMMM, Ford never made a 350. That was chevy! As for the water pump. You don't repair them, you just replace them. This is a very easy motor to work on. And the pump is up front and in your face on that motor. Just take a good long look around. Even take some pics. Cuz you can these days. There are a few things that need to be addressed in the correct order. Both for removal and then installation. I haven't done that old a motor in years. But what I do remember is that if you just take a moment. It is not hard at all. If you get into trouble, let me know. I will go out to the shop and find one of my books. I can also ring a buddy that has one. He can put you on it for sure. But you should try yourself first. It's the only way to truly learn!
Good luck,

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on May 17, 2019


1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Dec 27, 2018

El c?digo del motor 33 significa que se ha detectado una falla de EGR (Regulador de gases de escape). El EGR est? atascado abierto y no se cerrar?.

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Oct 15, 2018

Check the exhaust pipe to see if the catalytic converter is plugged. Engine may have back pressure not allowing fuel to cylinders.

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Feb 12, 2018

I'm guessing a new engine block is due....
at the temperatures you describe it is very possible that the water inside this cast-iron block is Still rock solid frozen.
I just cannot fathom how come you have no antifreeze in that vehicle in the first place! antifreeze can be had for six bucks a gallon!
if small bubbles come up in the radiator you might have already a cracked cylinder head and compression gases pushing through.
One Last hope you can have is that you got an air pocket in the water cannot circulate. but if it was frozen and you cranked your probably ripped off the water pump rotor blades...

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Dec 10, 2017

if it backfired its gonna be timing chain might have slipped a cog or distributer might be a problem

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Nov 09, 2017

Not sure what year your truck is but on later models there is a wiper module. On my '96 I had to replace the wiper module that was located under dash on passenger side

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Oct 28, 2017

Use basic troubleshooting process. If it's getting gas and sparks, maybe it's a vacuum leak.
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Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Sep 04, 2017

use ohm meter to check ground to pos cable to starter If 000 check for ground wire on starter it should go to starter bolt. voltage reg stuck open Unplug ignition module check battery if still sparking not module.

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Aug 25, 2017

check ground straps to engine and body. check front cab mount cab falls on wireing causes short. Check inline fuse coming off battery

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Aug 25, 2017

check ecm fuse. run jumper wire to coil if starts check voltage reg. check selanoid wires on wrong post

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Aug 22, 2017

My info shows this. Make sure no pressure on fuel system before taking any fuel lines loose.
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1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Aug 17, 2017

not correct
the negative wire should be attached under the head of a mounting bolt for the starter
the circuit is that the power goes into the positive terminal ( big terminal) through the solenoid when activated out the second big terminal through the fields and armature to ground
the power to activate the solenoid is either from a power wire from the ignition switch to a small terminal on the solenoid through the windings to ground that activates the solenoid and closes a set of contacts in the solenoid to allow the power across the 2 big terminals

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on Jul 11, 2017

substitute the coil/s and ignition module for known good units as it indicates that the ignition is failing from overheating electronic components

1988 Ford F 150 | Answered on May 28, 2017

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