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Hi, have you checked the fuel pressure while you're cranking it when it doesn't start?
That is probably a Tip start feature. You just have to turn the key to crank to "crank" for a second and let go and it will crank on its own until it starts. If it doesn't start, it will cut the starter off after about 10 seconds. If you look at the fuel rails, I think the passenger side has a plastic cap like a valve stem on a tire but bigger. Unsscrew that cap, stick a screwdriver in to depress the valve core and have someone turn the key to run while the valve core is depressed. The fuel pump should come on for a second when you turn the key to run and fuel should spray out if you have that valve core depressed.
Ok, you have 2 choices for the next step. There's a blue/orange wire in a connector on the frame rail in the drivers wheel well. It's common for the wire to break there. Remove the fuel pump relay, look for pins 87 and 30 under the relay. Stick a paper clip in the cavities 87 and 30 go into, take a test light and check for power at the blue/orange wire on both sides of that connector on the drivers frame rail behind the LF wheel. It's slightly rearward of the wheel clipped to the top of the frame rail
The other step would be to check for that power at the fuel pump but you'd have to lower the gas tank to do that
Did you try either of those steps?