Q: Why is my 4-wheel drive engaging while I'm driving?

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As I start to drive, not even reaching 10mph, I've gone about 4-6ft and my 4 wheel drive engages. I stop, put it in neutral, put it back to auto and after about 4-6ft more, it engages back into 4 wheel drive. What could be happening?

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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