In 1981, Dodge renamed all of its full-size pickups “Ram.” Despite the name not arriving until 1981, Dodge placed a ram’s head emblem on the front of its pickups as far back as 1933. The 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 was the base level of the lineup, and not counting the R/T trim level, had three engine options available: 3.7-liter V-6, 4.7-liter V-8 and a 5.7-liter V-8. Putting a crankshaft position sensor, which measures the rotational speed of the crankshaft for timing purposes, is the same straightforward process on all three.

Step 1

Raise the front of the truck with a floor jack and slide jack stands under its frame rails. Lower the truck onto the jack stands.