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Do you have a multi-meter or test light?
There is a fuel pump fuse, in the fuse/relay distribution box, did you check that? That fuse and the fuel pump relay would have a "hot at all times" designation. Use the test light to see if the fuse has power at it. Next move to the FPR, pull it out and check for power. One of the relay terminals (it is #30 designation on the relay) would also be hot at all times (this terminal is coming directly from the fuse). Use the test light to check for that.
Look at the relay: on the side is a descriptor, or a diagram showing the relay terminals usage: #30 is the power feed, #87 is the feed on to the gas tank to the fuel pump. The other two terminals are the "coil side" of relay, #85 and #86, the coil side is what turns the relay on (from a signal from the pcm) and lets power pass to the pump.
If you have power at the relay terminal, you can take a short jumper wire and jump terminal 30 with 87. this will check the wiring circuit- it will send power on to the pump, and it should start working. If pump does not work, check for power on the gray wire at the gas tank connector. If no power, (and you still have the relay jumpered) then you have a bad wire from relay to the gas tank. If there is power on the gray pump wire, but still no pump when it is connected, then possibly the ground on your car for the pump is bad, or you maybe got a defective pump. Not likely, but it has happened before.
Now if you can jumper the relay and turn the pump on, we are down to the problem: apparently the coil side of your relay is not working-not turning the relay on, because of a missing signal from the pcm, or because the ground for the coil side is bad, or maybe just a bad relay.
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