What Kind of Oil and Filter Does a 97 Camry Need and What is the Capacity?

Published on January 24th, 2023 by Searchforparts.com

In this article, we will provide great information about your 97 Camry such as the oil type and oil filter needed and the quantity of oil the engine takes. Let’s get started! We broke down the information into questions below. We will also provide additional helpful information about your 1997 Camry such as how to identify if you have a 2.2L or a 3.0L engine.

How much oil does a 1997 Camry take in quarts?

The 1997 Camry comes with two different engine sizes, the 2.2L, and the 3.0L engine. The 2.2L (4-cylinder) will need 3.8 quarts of oil and the 3.0L engine will need 5 quarts of oil. These capacities are with the filter installed.

What type of oil does my 97 Camry need?

The type of oil recommended is the same for both engines is 5W-30. You can use 10W-30 but it may not start in extremely cold temperatures so Toyota recommends 5W-30.

Where can I find the owner’s manual?

You can order it online if you want an actual physical copy or you can access it with the following link.


What kind of filter will fit my 97 Camry?

There are so many different shapes and sizes of filters out there. If you want a filter that will fit your engine then see below for a few links. There are two different filters for each engine size. Make sure you choose the correct filter based on your engine.

I am not sure about what engine my Camry has. Is there a way to find out?

Yes, we get this question frequently. In our personal experience, a great way to find out what kind of engine you have is by looking at the VIN number. Use Google to find a good resource or site that decodes the VIN for your Camry as part of the VIN contains the engine size or code. Engine [G] 5S-FE is a 2.2 or 4-cylinder engine and engine [F] 1MZ-FE is a 3.0L engine. In a hurry? We looked it up for you! The 5th digit of the VIN will either be F or G. So a G is a 2.2L and an F means you have a 3.0L engine.

We mentioned the process because you may have another vehicle and this method is useful.

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Oil filter for the 4-cylinder Camry

For the 2.2L engine in a 1997 Camry


Oil filter for the 6-cylinder Camry

For the 3.0L engine in a 1997 Camry

What kind of transmission fluid does my Camry need?


Below you will find a great transmission fluid for your Camry.


Air filter for the 1997 Camry

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

Automatic Transmission Fluid (Synthetic!)

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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