1988 Mustang – Tune Up Information

1988 Ford Mustang Tune-up Information

Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance interval
7,500
15,00
22,500
30,000
37,500
45,000
52,500
60,000
Change engine oil & filter every 6 month or mileage
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Replace spark plugs
x
x
Change crankcase Emission filter
x
x
Inspect accessory drive belts
x
x
Replace PCV valve
x
x
x
x
Change engine coolant at 6 months or at mileage
x
x
Replace air cleaner filter
x
x
Check belat, hoses & clamps
x
x
check exhaust heat shields
x
x
Lub steering and suspension
x
x
x
x
Inspect breaking system
x
x
Inspect & replace front wheel bearings
x
x

 

 

Year Engine Spark Plugs Distributor Timingº Intake Valve opens Fuel pump press Idle speed
Cyl
cid
rotation Type Gap Dwell Gap Man A/T Man A/t
1988 140 -2.3L CW AWRF 44 .044 * * 6B 20B 5.5-6.5 850 800
302 CCW ASF 42 .044 * * 6B 4B 5.5-6.5 700 550
140 Calif CW AWRF42 .044 * * 6B 20B 5.5-6.5 850 800
302 Calif CCW ASF 42 .044 * * [8] 12B [9] 5.5-6.5 700 550

* Not applicable, solid state ignition

*** All timing marks on this chart are Before Top Dead Center (BTDC)

Always use the engine compartment sticker if it disagrees with this or any chart.

  1. At 750 RPM
  2. At 650 RPM
  3. Lowest reading within 75% of highest
  4. At 550 RPM
  5. At 850 RPM
  6. At 700 RPM
  7. At 500 RPM
  8. Refer to engine compartment sticker
  9. 9 Degrees before top dead center

 

Non – H.O V8 engines

Firing order for 351 C and 5.0 L is to the right.

Lubricant capacities
Engines – Quarts less oil filter
4 Cyllinder 1988 4
8 cylinder 1988 4
Manual transmissions in pints
3 speed 1988 5.6
4 speed 1988 5.6
Automatic transmissions, in quarts
C4 1988 19
A4LD 1988 19 pints
AOD 1988 24.6 pints
Differential – Maintain to filler hole.
7.5″ convent. 1988 3.5 pints
7.5″ Locking 1988 3.75 pints
8.8″ 1988 4 pints
Gasoline tank capacity all units 15.4 Gallons
Cooling system capacity
140 10.0
302 14.1
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