I towed a '91 escort with automatic transaxle up until it had a mishap recently. With the automatic you have to get an aftermarket pump to circulate transmission fluid through the trasmission when you are towing. More information on the lube pumps are found here:
You can order them through camping world or maybe other online sources. Call remco and find out what pump you need.
When you're set up,you just have to connect the car with the tow bars, plug it in, keep the ignition on run so the steering wheel is not locked, and gear selection lever in Neutral. I also used magnetic tow lights on that car but you can wire in the factory brake and turn lights also.
I just got a manual focus to replace the escort and I will be wiring the lights for brakes and turn signals through the factory lights as the new car's paint is much better than my old scort. I will miss that escort, I could park it in the city unlocked and nobody would steal it