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Fords often have an impact switch in the trunk, could be anywhere, often on left side near the hinge, with a reset push-button on it. (this is a safety feature to turn off the fuel pump in the event of a crash, but slamming the trunk or rear door hard can trip it)
If you can find it (may have to ask the dealer where it is), push the button, should restore pump operation.

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