My Expedition stalled out over the weekend.
On a hunch (due to previous symptoms), I went ahead and pulled the fuel pump out to discover that it was totally fine!
(If by “totally fine” I mean “holy crap!”)
Thankfully (?), the fuel-level float/sender was apparently shot as well - since even though it read 3/4 full it was actually bone dry.
Except for pieces of the strainer & other crap that most definitely shouldn’t be in a fuel tank...
As an aside, turns out you can easily replace the fuel pump of an ‘02 Expedition without dropping the tank!