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I have a no start condition that has been intermittent 1.5

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I have a no start condition that has been intermittent for over 1.5 years. usually, it does not start when hot. Almost always starts cold. now this morning it will not start stone cold. Let me tell you about ALL the parts I have thrown at it.... to no avail!!( oh yeah... it is a 94 ford ranger 3.0 v6 w/ stick shift 2wd
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

Hi, welcome to JA. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you today.
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

The stator inside the distributor is usually the cause of this. It's not easy to replace, most just replace the complete distributor. Be sure to mark the rotor when you pull it out.

Thanks, Ron