I'm a LaTeX newbie and my someone on my university has made a custom LaTeX class, and I'm using it to make a dissertation.

However, the space between the chapter title and the content is way too much. I tried go looking on the .cls file to change it, but no luck since I don't know much.

What should I look on the class files to change it, or a way to override that setting on my document?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Looking into my magic chrystal ball: Unclear -- I see nothing -- your class is hidden behind fog and filthy air ;-) Please provide more information. Side note: Custom template/classes are most times bad – user31729 Oct 14 '15 at 14:11
  • @ChristianHupfer I asked about possible ways that I can change the spacing... Don't know how to be more specific without posting the whole class here – SomethingBrandNewAwful Oct 14 '15 at 14:12
  • Well, is there a \LoadClass{book} command in your 'class' ? That would simplify the whole issue – user31729 Oct 14 '15 at 14:13
  • \LoadClass{report} – SomethingBrandNewAwful Oct 14 '15 at 14:14
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    You can provide a link to your class file. – user11232 Oct 14 '15 at 14:15

With help from the comments I found it, the class redefined @makechapterhead and I had to change \vspace

 %  \noindent\rule{\textwidth}{1.7pt}\\\par

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