Look... you had ONE problem, or TWO if you want to include the dealer
The problem may be either a high (relative) resistance short in the pump
or the wiring leading to it. Your post makes it look like a series of
problems, which it isnt.
So.... it comes down to what an reasonable person might think when
apprised of the situation:
Simply, you were unlucky enough to get a truck with a bad part in it.
And most reasonable people when seeing evidence of overheating in wiring
designed to last ten years, at least... and replicated in hundreds of
thousands of vehicles.. would think that something might be wrong with
the motor being supplied power through that wiring.
And most reasonable people wouldnt expect to see hundreds of thousands of
systems being built without an occasional bad part; and they certainly
wouldnt act as if Ford intended it.. or that it was a personal affront.
And the reason this forum exists is to help you find the problem, if
needed... and allow you to rant about it.
Job seems pretty much done... from our side, anyway. Psychological help
to help you deal with such in the future, however, will have to be sought
BTW, it's a 2005, right? That should be under warranty, I'd think.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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