Ac running and not running. New alternator. New batt. Will double check the tension.Ac running? Even If you don't know that(any window position turns it on regardless of what you want) - steals power. Alternator or loose belt.
4 cyl. 180k miles. Been doing it for about a week or so. Bought used. New batt and alternatorPossibly battery or alternator. You didn't mention which engine but the V-6 is particularly sensitive to a questionable battery. How many miles? Did this just start? Bought new or used? You're a bit short on information.
New new alternator. OEM part. What voltage is it supposed to read idling? And any tips for dialing in tension?Start with belt.
next would be grounds on battery and alternator.
Next would be general battery clamps condition.
Otherwise, you have problem with power management by electronics.
Something somewhere is either stealing power away or not enough power produced or high resistance element is in the system.
Btw, new alternator as in new - new, new, new refurbished ? and did you check out its output? I had 3 bad alternators outta da box same night once.