What kind of engine does a 1988 Ford Ranger XLT have?

Answer The 1988 Ford Ranger XLT was available with several different engines, including two four-cylinders, the 2.0L and the 2.3L. The "upgrade" engine was a 2.9L V6. You can determine which engine your R... Read More »

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How to Troubleshoot a 1988 Ford Ranger EEC?

Car and truck on-board diagnostics became standardized in 1996. Before then, manufacturers had their own systems. For Ford vehicles, this system is called Electronic Engine Control. A 1988 Ford Ran... Read More »

How to Set Timing on a 1988 2.0 Ford Ranger?

You should occasionally check the ignition timing on your 1988 Ford Ranger for maintenance purposes. The ignition timing determines when the spark will occur in your Ford Ranger's 2.0-liter interna... Read More »

How much does a 1988 Ford Ranger weigh?

A 1988 Ford Ranger has a curb weight of approximately 1,438 and 1,553 pounds, depending on whether it has a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine. Both engines are built with a heavy cast iron block... Read More »

How to Diagnose a 1988 Ford Ranger PCM?

The 1988 Ford Ranger PCM sends codes and turns on the engine light when one of the sensors malfunctions. The problem is that the PCM cannot diagnose itself. It is up to you to figure out whether th... Read More »