Fiat Marea Weekend Estate

For the past 2 days my steering has developed a fault and the car just wanders to either side of the road as it likes and is hard to control.I had the tracking done and this has not helped.Is there anyone who can
think what the problem might be.The power steering fluid is fine and topped up and as i said i had the tracking done 2day.It is worrying as i think the car is unsafe 2 drive 2 a garage.
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Go back to basics.
This will require the assistance of another person.
Follow the steering link from steering wheel to wheels. Wit engine off rock the steering wheel from side to side. Look for play in the universal joint between the steering column and rack. Look for play in the steering rack an steering track control arm bushes. Repeat with engine (power steering running) running.
Hint! Place fingers either side of the joint interface. Relative movement should be easily feeled.
If this all check out OK then one needs to check front suspespion bushes and anti-roll bar bushes. If these all check out OK then the rear end dynamics could be a problem.
Static tracking measurments will not always reveal sloppy bush and linkage problems. One has to stress the linkages and feel/observe the relative movements in real time.
Nick /////

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