ford escort starting problem

I HAVE A 1993 FORD ESCORT LX .THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN YOU START THE CAR YOU HAVE TO PUT IT IN DRIVE OR REVERSE OR IT WILL CUT OFF.THIS WORKS WHEN THE CAR IS COLD BUT AFTER IT WARMS UP YOU HAVE TO TO IT A COUPLE OF TIMES
BEFORE IT WILL REMAIN RUNNING.SOMETIMES IT WILL RUN IN PARK BUT IT KEEPS IDLEING UP AND DOWN,MOST OF THE TIME IT JUST CUTS OFF.WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP!!!!
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will1 wrote:

Check engine light on? How is the engine running before you drop into gear? Smooth? Rough?
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 01:56:24 -0400, will1 wrote:

Could be the clutch or a stalled torque inverter (or what the proper name for that is in English).
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