What Kind of Oil and Filter Does a 1999 Toyota Camry Need and How Much?

Published on January 26th, 2023 by Searchforparts.com

We will give you all the information you need about this vehicle from the oil type or weight, the type of filter that will fit the engine, and the capacity in quarts that you will need to top off the oil level to keep your engine running great! Thank you for visiting our site, let’s begin!

How much oil will a 1999 Camry take in quarts?


The 1999 Camry when it first came out was available with either a 2.2L or a 3.0L engine. The 2.2L is a 4-cylinder that will take 3.8 quarts of oil and the 3.0L engine will take 5 quarts. Either amount includes the filter installed. Grab an extra quart in case the level goes down as time goes by since some engines just consume or burn up oil for no apparent reason. 

What type of oil does my 97 Camry need?


The oil Toyota recommends is 5w30 and although they do mention that 10W-30 may be ok, 5W30 is strongly recommended. This is because 10W-30 may cause your engine to not start in extremely cold temperatures. If you live in a warm climate then 10W-30 may be ok in the event if that is the only oil available, but it is always better to use the best oil type mentioned by the manufacturer which is 5w30 for both engine sizes.

I lost the manual, where can I find a copy?


If you lost the manual you can order one online on some sites such as eBay but it is free using this link!


What kind of filter will fit the engine in my 1999 Camry?

Sometimes it is confusing to find the correct filter to fit a certain engine with so many brands and reference numbers. Later on, in this article, we will display filters that will fit each engine and you can order them online with a few clicks! This is super convenient for drivers who live in rural areas or places where availability is limited.

I am not sure if I have a 4 or 6-cylinder engine Is there a quick way to find out?


Yes, there is a fairly quick way to find out if you have a 2.2 or 3.0 engine by using your VIN number. Look at your Camry’s VIN and count 5 digits over from left to right. If you see an F it means you have a 3.0L and if you see the letter G then you have a 2.2L engine. It’s that quick and easy!

Keep your engine running for many more years! Upgrade with the best synthetic oil made for your Camry below. Pair it up with a Wix filter and you are all set! Easy to buy with a few clicks! Upgrade now and have peace of mind that you are treating your engine with a high quality synthetic and keeping it clean with one of these awesome filters! Tested for toughness!


5W-30 Top Synthetic!

100% Synthetic for a 97 Camry


Oil filter for the 4-cylinder Camry

Fits the 2.2L / 4-cylinder 1999 Camry!


Oil filter for the 6-cylinder Camry

Fits the 3.0L / 6-cylinder 99 Camry!

What kind of automatic transmission fluid does my 99 Camry need?


Below is automatic transmission fluid for your Toyota Camry. Also, a great air filter to keep the engine free of dirt and debris!

Air filter for the 1997 Camry

Keep dirt and debrit out of your engine with this Wix Air Filter! Fits both engine sizes.


Synthetic Transmission Fluid!

For the 2.2L or 3.0L engine in a 1997 Camry. Keep your transmission from slipping and save on costly repairs with this top synthetic fluid!

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